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Artist Tom Butler
Title Frnk
Year 2016
Edition Unique
Medium Coupage, collage and mixed media on Victorian Albumen Print. Wall mounted on mini shelves
Size 16,25 x 10,5 cm
Misc Titled, signed and dated on verso

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Tom Butler (UK, 1979) is fascinated by the process of Conspicuous Invisibility: the simultaneous human desire to both hide and perform. In a visual way, he collects memories, thresholds and hiding places and attempts to re-manufacture them. His work expresses his natural inclination towards introversion and the opposition of displaying artwork essentially about hiding.

Butler appropriates Victorian Cabinet Cards with incorporated personal symbols such as hair, hoods and masks painted on the surface with gouache. In the process he attempts to reveal aspects of imagined inner personalities of the sitter while entirely in the knowledge that he is cloaking them with parts of himself. Butler uses these portraits as psychological clotheshorses to create grotesque and sinister scenarios, enabling him to project thoughts, fears and anxieties in an immediate and direct way and often with a macabre sense of humor.


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