Approved: 16.08.2006

Tom Cartmill

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2006

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

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  • Location: Reading, South East
  • Activities: Practice-based research, Workshops, Participatory projects, Private commissions, Studio practice
  • Categories: Drawing, Installation, Mixed Media, Painting, Research
 

Biography

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.

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions

2010 - Fugitive Fragments, Corn Exchange, Newbury
2009 - Recovering the Lost, Slough Museum, Slough
2006 - Tom Cartmill - drawings, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre , Oxford
2000 - Overlapping Views, The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury
1999 - Persona, New College, Oxford
1998 - Un Anno in Sicilia, Galleria Candelai, Palermo, Italy
1997 - Monochrome, Phoenix Picture House, Oxford

Group exhibitions

2014 - Affordable Art Fair, Bowlish Contemporary, Battersea, London
2013 - Affordable Art Fair, Bowlish Contemporary , Hampstead, London
2013 - Distil, Studio53 , Salisbury
2013 - Frames of Reference , Corn Exchange, Newbury
2013 - SHP Summer Open, Bracknell Gallery, South Hill Park, Bracknell
2013 - The Space Between , Arlington Arts Centre, Newbury 
2012 - AfterWords, Arlington Arts Centre, Newbury
2012 - Autumn Exhibition, Ark Conference Centre, Basingstoke
2012 - BOOKFACE - chapter 3, Rising Sun Arts Centre, Reading
2012 - Boundaries and Beyond, ReOrsa - Gallery@49 Contemporary Art Space, Bracknell
2012 - Greenham Open 2012, Corn Exchange & New Greenham Common, Newbury
2012 - Life Force, Corn Exchange, Newbury
2012 - Reading Contemporary Art Fair, Rivermead Complex, Reading
2011 - All That Remains (ReOrsa project 5), More Arts, Wokingham
2011 - Parcel Fever II, OpenHand OpenSpace, Reading
2011 - Received Wisdom, Arlington Arts Centre, Newbury
2010 - Benchmark, Terence Conran's Benchmark Showroom, Benchmark, Newbury
2010 - Eighty, Reading Museum, Reading
2009 - Hackwood Arts Festival, Hackwood, Basingstoke
2008 - Affordable Art Fair 2008, Battersea, London
2008 - Encore, Gallery 10, Reading
2008 - In Passing, Arlington Arts Centre, Newbury
2007 - Early and Later Works, Newbury Museum, Newbury
2007 - ReOrsa - Space I, 51 High Street, Bracknell , Berkshire
2006 - Group Show, Basingstoke Central Library , Basingstoke
2005 - Insight 2005, New Greenham Arts, Newbury
2004 - Open, Surface Gallery , Nottingham
2003 - Newbury College, Newbury
2003 - Obsidian Art, Stoke Mandeville
2003 - St. Clare's College, Oxford
2003 - Taurus Gallery, Oxford
2003 - Drawing Open, The Bracknell Gallery, South Hill Park, Bracknell
2003 - View, Artsway, Sway, Hampshire
2002 - Open Shutter, The Bracknell Gallery, South Hill Park, Bracknell
2001 - Exposicion Colectiva, Galleria Cobalto, Cordoba, Spain
2001 - Jelly Leg'd Chicken Art Gallery, Reading
2000 - IV Esposicion Internacional De Pintura Y Fotographia, Alcazar De San Juan, Spain
1999 - The Mill Gallery, Banbury