Tim Fawcett
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Artiste anglais originaire de Cambridge, Tim Fawcett a étudié les Beaux Arts à Sunderland. Il vit et travaille à Brighton.

Tim Fawcett peint pour évacuer l'émotion qu'il ressent par rapport à la superficialité de notre société de consommation, hypocrite, lisse et exempt de tout problème.

Sources d'inspiration :
Une fascination pour la façon dont notre société occidentale se représente, à travers une saturation d'images sur les réseaux sociaux et notre besoin obsessionnel de célébrité. Tim Fawcett s'intéresse à la façon dont cela affecte notre perception de la société elle même, en particulier son effet dévastateur sur la condition humaine...


Tim Fawcett - Painter - Galerie d'art de Francony


Tim Fawcett peint à l'instinct, c'est une peinture expressive, spontanée, quasi viscérale comme dans la série Faith ( Syria ) où sous le choc des images, l'artiste a ressentie le besoin d'évacuer ce trop plein d'émotions brutes en recouvrant une ancienne composition abstraite qui trainait dans son atelier.

Itérations, oblitérations et retouches constituent une part importante du processus créatif de l'artiste. Obeissant à une envie presque primitive d'exploration visuelle, Tim Fawcett cherche l'émotion dans un paysage pictural brut constitué de couches de peinture où chaque zone est aussi importante, les personnages autant que les vides, traces et coulures.

L'idée originelle conserve une importance capitale dans les premiers stades du processus comme réponse émotionnelle portée par le subconscient puis le sujet se transforme peu à peu à travers l'action de peindre elle même.


Selected Recent Exhibitions:


  • Ink-d gallery - summer 2015

  • Spring Show Jeffrey Meier Gallery New Jersey May 2015     

  • Phoenix Gallery Brighton "A3" group show & auction 10/14

  • Phoenix Open Studios  8-16/11/14 

  • Ink-d Gallery Brighton 13/06/-13/07/14 "Pushing Paint"

  • Redroaster Solo Exhibition summer 2013

  • Affordable Art Fair - Battersea, London (Spring 2013)

  • JAG Gallery –Brighton (Resident Artist 2012/13)

  • Affordable Art Fair - Hampstead, London(Autumn 2012)

  • Affordable Art Fair - Battersea, London(March 2012)

  • Lilford Gallery, Canterbury

  • Ink-D gallery Brighton (current)

  • No Walls Gallery

  • First Floor 2 Gallery

  • Brighton Art Fair

  • Brighton Festival, Five Ways GuestArtist

  • Brighton Festival, Roundels &Scoundrels

  • Worthing Museum & Gallery

  • Horsham Museum

  • Toovey’s Contemporary Art Auction

  • Art House Emsworth

  • Ceolfrith Gallery Sunderland

Tim Fawcett is a painter based in the United Kingdom, originally from Cambridge, and studied Fine Art at Sunderland and Cambridge with PGCE training at Brighton where he has lived and worked for over 20 years.


Artist Statement:


The need to make art is driven by the artist's need to express emotion in a society which tends to show a cheerful façade devoid of pain. It also aims to challenge the false optimism of commercial society.


Inspiration takes many forms: A fascination with how western society represents its self, outwardly through photographic saturation, on social media. By examining similarities with the glossy media representation, of modern culture, and aspiring celebrity, I am interested in how this affects society’s view of its self, especially its negative impact on the human condition.


The Artist's painting process is normally an indirect and fluid “journey”, relying on instinct and spontaneity more than conscious decision-making, resulting in a more honest and sometimes visceral painting. Numerous iterations, obliterations and re-works have become an important part of the process, as are the shifting properties of the paint itself. It is with this almost primitive urge to visually explore, that the artist aims to develop a raw, painterly landscape of layered paint, which is equal in significance to the characters inhabiting that space.


The subject matter, or initial concept in the early stages of the painting process are, of utmost importance, as it is this emotional response which drives the subconscious. Then through the action of painting the subject takes a new form.


There are never conclusions drawn - but more importantly new questions revealed.



- Tell us a bit about yourself

I graduated with a B.A.(Hons) Degree in Fine Art 1984 in North of England, (Sunderland), and moved to Brighton on the south coast that year, where I have lived and worked ever since. I trained for a while as Teacher of Art & Design and am fortunate to have been employed in visual design industries, such as Video Games, Simulation and Architecture. As my two children grew up and became increasingly independent, (now in their twenties) I was able to increase my painting practice from home. I now paint practically full time from my converted garage in Brighton.

- What inspires your art? Who inspires your art?

I have always been inspired by the work of Edvard Munch and Francis Bacon. The need to make art is driven by my need to express emotion, in a society which tends to show a superficial façade devoid of unease, anxiety or pain.
My practice also aims to challenge the false optimism of commercial society and how it represents itself, outwardly through photographic saturation, and on social media.

By examining similarities with the “glossy” media representation of modern culture, and aspiring celebrity, I am interested in how this affects society’s view of itself, especially its negative impact on the human condition.
The subject matter, often taken from vintage photographic images, in the early stages of the painting process are, of utmost importance, as it is this emotional response which drives the subconscious. Then through the action of painting the subject takes a new form.

- Tell us about your working process.

My painting process is normally an indirect and fluid “journey”, relying on instinct and spontaneity rather than conscious decision-making, resulting in a more honest and sometimes visceral painting.

My aim is always to apply paint as quickly and directly as possible to capture the essence of the subject matter. Equally important are the shifting properties of the paint itself. It is with this almost primitive urge to visually explore, that the I aim to develop a raw, painterly “landscaped” surface, combining loosely washed and sometimes contrasting, heavily layered gestural marks. This is equal in significance to the characters inhabiting that space.

There are never conclusions drawn - but more importantly new questions revealed to the viewer.

- What do you do in your spare time?

Spare time? What’s that?!! When not painting, I am being climbed upon by my step children, or occasionally meet friends over a glass of wine, or attend music concerts or galleries. I am also a performing musician with a band, I have been with for twenty five years.

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