Lazarides – Artists – Doug Foster

Doug Foster | Biography, Available and Archived Works, and News Stories


Doug Foster has long been fascinated by the intricacy of the human visual system and how it can be fooled by optical illusion. In 1981 he built a walk-in film installation for his degree show that used projected imagery and large mirrors to incorporate its viewers into an infinite panorama.

He worked in London for several years, honing his film-making skills as an animation cameraman at the BBC and then chief lighting cameraman at Europe’s largest motion control film facility. In 1993 he joined the renowned Blink Productions as a commercials director; he filmed all over the globe and won some of the top awards in the industry including D&AD, BTAA and Creative Circle Golds and Silvers.

In 2006 Foster started using newly available technologies to realise some of his earlier ambitions. He created a series of finely crafted, high-definition and stereoscopic video installations featuring cyclical narratives in his Human Experiments series. Foster has exhibited at The Mill (2006), The David Roberts Collection (2007),The Fine Art Society (2008), at Lazarides Rathbone (2011) and in The Old Vic Tunnels with Tunnel 228 (2009), Hell’s Half Acre (2010) and Bedlam (2012).

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Commissioned by Protein, a new film by Doug Foster entitled OVUM debuted on Channel 4 last night. Paired with music by UNKLE, OVUM focuses on the symmetry of the reproductive process when the mother nucleus tears itself into two identical daughter nuclei.

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