Trevor BurgessArtist, Curator, Project manager, Consultant, Fundraiser
Concepts: For several years I have been making paintings inspired by people's everyday lives in the urban space of cities. The paintings generally arise out of my own visual experience of places and people. I have been interested in the shops, markets and street life around me in London, and recently I have also been making paintings of markets in South American cities, drawing on experience from many years of travelling in South America. I have also curated an exhibition IN THE CITY bringing together painters whose work reflects their experience of cities across four continents. Another strand of work has been a series of paintings of homes in London entitled A Place to Live, inspired by Estate Agent property adverts. I am also currently working on a private commission for a triptych painting of Granary Square, King's Cross, London, which is generating a series of studies and related drawings and paintings.
|Activities||Practice-based research, Private commissions, Curating, Visual arts consultancy, Fundraising|
|Artforms / type of project||Consultancy, Curatorial project, Drawing, Painting, Research|
|Tags||Painting, urban painting, cities, figurative painting, representation, Everyday life, Place to live, Markets, People, Street scenes|
News & Events
Life Between Buildings
31/10/2015 – 29/01/2016
Spinach, 144 Liverpool Rd, London N1 1LA
Group exhibition curated by Connie Gallagher, presenting work from artists who use their experience of the urban environment. https://www.facebook.com/events/14021065
A London Painters Survey 2015
10/09/2015 – 20/09/2015
Artworks Project Space, Blackhorse Lane, London E17 6AA
Curated by Matthew Krishanu and David Sullivan
Granary Square Triptych
I am currently working on a private commission for a triptych painting of Granary Square, King's Cross, London which is generating a series of related studies, drawings and paintings.
IN THE CITY, curated by Trevor Burgess
19/09/2014 – 11/10/2014
Lion and Lamb Gallery, 46 Fanshaw St, London N1 6LG 19 Sept-11 Oct
Trevor Burgess, Mark Crofton Bell, Stephen Carter, Aída Rubio González, Marguerite Horner, Matthew Krishanu, Jock McFadyen, Lee Maelzer, Tanmoy Samanta Catalogue essay by Robert Harbison
IN THE CITY touring exhibition, curated by Trevor Burgess
IN THE CITY, an exhibition of painters whose work explores experience of living in a city, is available for tour and will show at the Gallery at Norwich University of Art in 2017
Life in the City
16/05/2014 – 13/06/2014
Free Space Gallery. Kentish Town Health Centre, 2 Bartholomew Road, London NW5 2BX. 16 May -13 June.
Trevor Burgess's paintings of life in the city recover memories of the environment around him. Snapshot images reveal the familiar in scenes of people going about their everyday lives.