Photo: Tom Cartmill in Reading, South East

Tom Cartmill


My work deals with visual perception, in particular the fact that we can receive conflicting information from a given visual stimulus. Memory plays an important part in how we perceive the world around us and the recent series of paintings 'Remembered Present' and 'Recovering the Lost' address this concern. Change through time and the inevitable accumulation of experience are themes that have underpinned my practice from early on. The way for example that buildings, much used objects and faces age, weathering and transforming with the passage of time, is a constant source of inspiration. I try to evoke a 'patina of experience' in my pictures. read full statement

Location Reading, South East
Activities Practice-based research, Workshops, Participatory projects, Private commissions, Studio practice
Artforms / type of project Drawing, Installation, Mixed Media, Painting, Research