Approved: 07.08.2012

Tom Pitt

Artist

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Approved: 07.08.2012

I paint places, objects, or things that I would categorise somewhere between place and object. They are the starting point for a process of improvisation and meditation.
Subject matter comes to me slowly- Places I've walked by hundreds of times or a photo that I put aside years ago can suddenly make sense as part of my practice.
I work on board as it allows me to sand and scrape back paint.

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  • Location: Nottingham, East Midlands
  • Categories: Installation, Painting, Photography, Sculpture
 

Biography

I paint places, objects, or things that I would categorise somewhere between place and object. They are the starting point for a process of improvisation and meditation. Subject matter comes to me slowly- Places I've walked by hundreds of times or a photo that I put aside years ago can suddenly make sense as part of my practice. I work on board as it allows me to sand and scrape back paint. This has become an important part of my process, the marks made can inform or be incorporated into a new layer. Through each layer there is a dialogue between painting, the subject and myself. The finished painting with traces of preceding layers is a synthesis of ideas moving towards a representation of thought.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2003 - BA Fine Art, University of Wales (Howard Gardens), Cardiff Solo exhibitions 2013 - Between Object and Place, Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donnington Group exhibitions 2013 - Creekside Open Selected by Paul Noble, A.P.T Gallery, Deptford 2012 - John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 2012 - Y Lle Celf, Eisteddfod 2012, Vale of Glamorgan 2011 - Nottingham Castle Open, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham Competitions, prizes and awards 2012 - East Midlands Open, Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donnington