10 March 2015

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Tom Butler Talks To Artlyst About Inhabitants, Séances, And Concealment

CHARLIE SMITH LONDON is currently exhibiting the work of artist Tom Butler, with his second one person show at the gallery.

25 February 2015

Tom Butler: Inhabitants – CHARLIE SMITH, LONDON – Appropriations And Ectoplasmic Abstractions

CHARLIE SMITH LONDON presents Tom Butler with his second one person exhibition at the gallery. The artist’s practice revolves around the appropriation of Victorian cabinet cards, which Butler paints into with delicate gouache in extreme detail, transforming the vintage images of Victorian sitters via the layering and surfacing of the individual’s face. The photographs – […]

3 February 2015

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Tom Butler Second Solo Exhibition At CHARLIE SMITH LONDON

In this new exhibition at CHARLIE SMITH LONDON Tom Butler continues to evolve his ongoing series of appropriated Victorian cabinet cards. Painted with beautifully delicate gouache, each subject is laboriously transformed, being engaged by an inexplicable shape, pattern or species. The inherent character of the card, with its clear traces of the passing of time; […]