Modern Life is Rubbish is a series of highly energetic mixed media works recording snatched moments, internet sourced imagery and found photographs which Tim Fawcett reworks large scale in collaged fabric, gloss paint and oil. The paintings are produced quickly and vigorously, Tim says almost instinctively, treading a fine ambiguous line between the comic and tragic and provoking an instant shudder of recognition in the viewer. Are the men in these paintings drunk or dead? Dishevelled, vulnerable and horribly exposed after a post work drinking session or a victim of mugging?
Tim Fawcett re-located to the Isle of Wight recently having trained first in Sunderland and then Brighton, ‘I used to commute to London from Brighton for many years, and found it fascinating to people-watch, most people looked so despairing in their own little worlds, and the importance of the outward physical appearance and conformity of dress code, that society so often dictates – The veneer of authority. By seeing this for what it is, I aim to emphasise the absurdity through my work, maybe there’s a little of the broadsheet cartoonist in me!‘ – Tim Fawcett
The solo exhibition of Modern Life is Rubbish will be at Jack House Gallery and will kick off with a Private View on Thursday 31st August and will then run from the 1st to the 30th September. Entrance is free.