Private view: Friday 13 May 2022 | 5 - 7pm
‘Colour of Paper’ is an exhibition of new works exploring space, time, material process, and the history of painting by Thomas Whittle. Two oil paintings provide an anchor for paper works to flit between, jostling and rotating across each other. The work attempts to navigate the duality of definition, ambiguity of usefulness and diluted purpose of the quiet and unassuming two-dimensional image.
Thomas Whittle is an artist who works across painting, drawing, collage, photography and publishing. He studied Fine Art at Newcastle University and on ‘Syllabus II’ an Alternative Masters, organised by Wysing Art Centre in conjunction with New Contemporaries, S1 Art Space, Eastside Project, Studio Voltaire and Spike Island.
Since graduating, Whittle has exhibited extensively across the UK and internationally with notable shows at the Royal Academy in London and at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Newcastle.
He has been awarded grants and awards by Creative Scotland (2016 and 2020), A-N for ‘IMAGE DRUM’ (2019) and the Arts Council England (2011, 2012, 2019). He was shortlisted for the Abbey Fellowship, British School at Rome (2013) and his artist books have been published by Long Distance Press.
Thomas works from his studio in Edinburgh and he teaches painting as Guest Lecturer at Goldsmiths, Newcastle University, Sunderland University and Edinburgh Colleges, and is a tutor at Stills Centre for Photography.