timfawcett

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.

Tim Fawcett’s paintings point towards the legacy of Art Brut, establishing a midpoint between abstraction and representation by combining weathered surfaces, scrawled text, raw, gestural marks, and hints of childlike figuration. Rooted in realistic painting, 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.

Exhibitions 

Solo

2020 "Edge of Abstraction", at Aspire, Ryde. Curated by Jan Johnston and Zoe Barker

2017  Solo show “Life is Modern Rubbish” Jackhouse Gallery Portsmouth

2013  "Distillation" Redrooster, Brighton  

Group

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

           

Contact Me

+44(0)7585 807693

Bibliography

 

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

Private Collections

UK, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Australia, USA and Israel

 © 2020 Tim Fawcett