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Tim Fawcett - Painter 

Tim Fawcett is a painter, originally from Cambridge, studied Fine Art at Cambridge and Sunderland, gaining a B.A.(Hons) 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 artistry is a delicate balance between instinctual creativity and sophisticated technique. In his ‘chairs series,’ this balance is strikingly evident. The initial strokes are guided by a pure, unfiltered instinct, a reflection of Fawcett’s commitment to capturing the essence of his subject matter in the most authentic way possible. Yet, this spontaneity is not left unchecked. Fawcett revisits his work with a critical eye, integrating his deep knowledge of painting to refine and elevate the piece. This dance between intuition and expertise is a hallmark of his style, creating a dynamic tension that imbues his work with a sense of immediacy and depth.

Fawcett’s approach is deeply introspective, reflecting a deliberate choice to break free from the traditional methods that once defined his art. By embracing imperfections, he challenges the conventional boundaries of art, allowing for an exploration of more complex concepts and themes. This transformation is not merely a shift in technique but a profound redefinition of his relationship with art, enabling him to delve into powerful metaphors and themes, such as the misuse of power, with a newfound depth and intensity.

The energy in Tim Fawcett’s artwork is palpable, a kinetic force that captures the viewer’s attention and provokes thought. This energy is a direct translation of Fawcett’s emotional responses to the world around him, particularly current afairs that resonate with him on a visceral level. The rapid execution of his work is a deliberate choice, allowing the artist to channel his immediate emotional reactions onto the canvas. This dynamic interplay between the emotional and the physical is central to his work, creating a vibrant, energetic effect that engages the viewer on multiple levels. Fawcett’s ‘chairs series’ exemplifies this balance of speed and depth. These paintings are not just quick executions but are imbued with profound meaning and symbolism. The imagery of chairs serves as a versatile metaphor in his art, representing authority, its breakdown, or its impact on individuals. Fawcett’s ability to blend instinct with a deep understanding of painting techniques results in compositions that are both immediate and nuanced, inviting the viewer to explore the underlying themes and emotions that drive his work.

Tim Fawcett’s artistry is a delicate balance between instinctual creativity and sophisticated technique. In his ‘chairs series,’ this balance is strikingly evident. The initial strokes are guided by a pure, unfiltered instinct, a reflection of Fawcett’s commitment to capturing the essence of his subject matter in the most authentic way possible. Yet, this spontaneity is not left unchecked. Fawcett revisits his work with a critical eye, integrating his deep knowledge of painting to refine and elevate the piece. This dance between intuition and expertise is a hallmark of his style, creating a dynamic tension that imbues his work with a sense of immediacy and depth. The symbolic use of chairs in Fawcett’s art offers a window into his thematic concerns. These everyday objects transcend their mundane status, becoming powerful symbols of authority, its disruption, and its effects on individuals. Through this common imagery, Fawcett delves into complex narratives, making profound statements about power and its manifestations. This symbolic language is not just accessible; it’s deeply resonant, inviting viewers to engage with the artwork on a more profound and introspective level.

Tim Fawcett’s work is a rich tapestry woven from diverse influences, each contributing to the depth and breadth of his artistic expression. The impact of Cy Twombly and Edvard Munch is particularly pronounced, offering a glimpse into the lineage of his creative evolution. From Twombly, Fawcett draws a fusion of gesture and conceptualism, a blend that informs his approach to the canvas. Munch’s influence is evident in the emotional depth and intensity that Fawcett channels into his work, demonstrating a deep engagement with the emotional landscapes that Munch so masterfully depicted. Music plays a pivotal role in Fawcett’s creative process, serving as a catalyst that shapes the mood, pace, and direction of his work. The interplay between auditory stimuli and visual expression is a distinctive aspect of his artistic practice, allowing for a multi-sensory experience that enriches the final piece. Whether it’s the lyrical content or the rhythm of the music, each element has the potential to spark a new direction or nuance in his work, adding layers of meaning and emotion that resonate with viewers on an intuitive level.

[Ewan Shah - 2024]

Exhibitions 

Solo

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2021  Arch Window Gallery, Isle of Wight.

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

2017 “Life is Modern Rubbish” Jackhouse Gallery Portsmouth

2013 "Distillation" Redrooster, Brighton  

Group

2024*UPCOMING three person show, AKA, Cambridge*

...dates to be announced...

2024 Rare Culture, NYC...commission (ongoing) 

2024 AKA Contemporary, Cambridge "Spring Show"

2024 MAD Atelier, London - "RAW"

2023 DeBois Design, NYC show home exhibition

2023 Peer Studio & Gallery, Ventnor, UK - collaboration with Kathy Williams PADA installation 

2023 Canary Wharf show home commission

2023 Art Vin 3, Quillan, Occitanie, France.

2023 The Halland Gallery, Isle of Wight.

2023  Lido Stores, Margate, Kent

2022  The Other Art Fair London

2022  Riboleau Open studios group show

2022  Arch Window Gallery, "Blue and Yellow" Ukraine fundraiser

2021  Flowers Gallery London, Small is beautiful XXXIX

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

           

Plus Various International Private Collections,

Commercial collection owned by Canary Wharf Group

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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 (MH Arts): “Unmade”, group show, Foal Arts, Ryde 2017

Private Collections

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

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