Tim Fawcett - Painter
Tim Fawcett is a painter, originally from Cambridge, studied Fine Art at Sunderland and Cambridge with a brief spell of PGCE training at Brighton where he continued to paint and exhibit whilst freelancing as an architectural designer. He moved to the Isle of Wight, UK in 2016, in order to commit to his practice full time.
Fawcett’s painting practice explores visual dichotomies - concrete versus abstract, discipline versus freedom, and order versus chaos. Rooted in figurative expressionism, his practice evolved to its current position following a transformative experience, teaching adults with learning disabilities. The natural freedom his students embodied in their approach challenged Fawcett’s own relationship with order and chaos.
A visual paradox emerges in Fawcett’s mature work, as something seemingly simple and haphazard gradually reveals itself to be layered and complex—a glimpse of the metaphysical within the mundane. His idiosyncratic yet harmonious compositions evoke both the failure of logical systems to solve modern problems, and the inherent optimism embedded within intuition and spontaneity.
Fawcett is based in Isle of Wight, and his work has been exhibited extensively throughout the UK and shown in Italy and USA.
2020 "Edge of Abstraction", Aspire, Ryde. Curated by Jan Johnston and Zoe Barker
2017 Solo show “Life is Modern Rubbish” Jackhouse Gallery Portsmouth
2013 "Distillation" Redrooster, Brighton
2020 JP Art Gallery London, Autumn and Winter Exhibitions
2020 Artists for NHS, St Mary's Hospital, Newport
2020 Artists for YMCA fundraiser, donated works for young carers
2020 The Other Art Fair, Trueman's Brewery, London Mar 19-22nd POSTPONED
2019 Open Studio , Ryde, Isle of Wight
2019 Quay Arts Gallery, Isle of Wight - Group Showcase
2018 Dynamite Gallery, Brighton -Group show,
2017 Camaver Kunsthaus, Italy,
2017 Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London
2016 DMH Stallard London, Group show
2016 Ink-d Gallery Group show
2016 Shortlisted for National Open Art Competition
2016 Art for Syria Auction donation
2016 Big Heart Charity Auction donation
2015 Galerie de Francony - Selected works
2015 King's Hill Gallery, Kent, UK
2015 DMH Stallard, Gatwick, UK
2015 Ink-d Gallery - summer group show
2015 Saatchi online "Artist of the Day"
2015 Spring Show Jeffrey Meier Gallery New Jersey
2014 Phoenix Gallery Brighton "A3" group show & auction
2014 Phoenix Open Studios
2014 Ink-d Gallery Brighton "Pushing Paint"
2013 Affordable Art Fair - Battersea, London
2013 JAG Gallery –Brighton
2016 Willow foundation Charity Art Auction
2012 Affordable Art Fair - Hampstead, London
2012 Affordable Art Fair - Battersea, London
2010-2012 Lilford Gallery, Canterbury
2009 Ink-D gallery Brighton - "pushing paint" group show
2009 No Walls Gallery - group show
2009 First Floor 2 Gallery -group show
Smith, Sandra: “In the Frame”, Hampshire Life, January edition, 2018
Crowe, Rebecca: “Modern Rubbish is Life”, Solo exhibition catalogue, 2017
Giornale di Lecco: “Villa Monastero ospita l’arte internazionale”, Italy 8th June 2017
Williams, Kathy (Mental Health Arts): “Unmade”, group show, Foal Arts, Ryde 2017
UK, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Australia, USA, Japan and Israel