151][GALLERY is pleased to announce Illustration, an exhibition of new paintings by Brussels based artist Tim Grosvenor. In Illustration, Grosvenor’s works further elucidate his discipline of painting and the understanding of the airbrush medium, as a material and as a concept of representation.
Central to the exhibition are works from Grosvenor’s ongoing Thief Painting series. In each, a visual plane of the artist’s ‘fog’, the term lent to his iconic watery amorphous treatment of the canvas, is lifted by a pair of white-gloved hands to reveal the empty primed canvas below. A simple and elegant trompe l’oeil effect that suggests not just the permeability of each image, but also that there’s no real or paramount surface to the work, only another window, specifically a trespassed window, that has yet to be lifted. Similarly, Grosvenor’s Peeled Page paintings employ trompe l’oeil to an equal effect.
Born in Madagascar in 1958, he has lived in the UK, France, Switzerland and now in Brussels, Belgium. He studied Fine Art at the University of Reading, UK where he obtained his degree. He has exhibited in the UK, France, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland. His work can be found in private collections in Europe and the United States.
Drawing in Paint, Galerie Vogtei, Herrliberg, Switzerland 2011
Numerous exhibitions in France, Switzerland, Germany, the UK and Belgium. Centre culturel, Verdun-sur Garonne, France
Studio 35, St. Antonin Noble Val, France
Flämisches Parlament, Brüssel, Belgium
Private Space, Wandsworth, London, UK
Galerie Four, Montcuq, France
Art@Plush, Dorset, UK
Meridien Hotel, München, Germany
Galerie im Hochhuus, Küsnacht, Switzerland