Wilson lives and works in Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear. In
an article Gavin has written, entitled, "The reconstruction
of time and space"; he writes:
try to work as spontaneously as possible during the initial stages
of each work; during later development, or sometimes when they are
contemplate them for long periods, looking for an element that triggers
a recollection (a reconstruction ) of a past event, thought or feeling.
creating 2D or 3D work, each of my pieces begins its life as a spontaneous
creation. Most often, there are no drawings, preliminary sketches
nor preparatory studies. There are no models nor direct references
to the physical world. Each work I construct is a unique original,
and utilising sub or preconscious thought as much as possible.
this initial burst of creativity is over, the work is then further
developed by adopting a more consciously thought-out approach. This
I feel that a work has achieved its requirement of being 'right'
during the initial spontaneous stage and requires no further conscious
Such works, though rare, do occur.
is used extensively in the studio as a means of distraction, conscious
intervention during the initial creative stages.
my working practice has been expanded to embrace stained glass and
still photography. Through my current work I am beginning to question
the boundaries between painting and sculpture. I am developing constructed
sculptures and assemblages that can be either wall-mounted or free-standing.
I am also beginning to incorporate paintings and picture frames
into free- standing sculptures.