Tim Garwood

Tim Garwood is a painter of intuition and spontaneity. Often gleaning materials from the streets and from his studio to construct paintings, the works are alive with a real and potent force. He paints on IKEA tablecloths, sacking, fragments of canvas on the floor, wood, lace, denim, shoelace, glass, exploring a visual language across paintings, drawings and mixed media works. Garwood tests each material’s ability and performance under the weight of studio debris and heavy swathes of paint. His abstraction is one of tactile immediacy, his vocabulary truthful and instantaneous, oscillating freely between suggestions of place, collective experience and association. His paintings constantly investigate the ways that colours exist in relation to each otherthe weight and capability of his materials and the transformative capabilities and exploration of painting itself. 


Tim Garwood (b, 1984, Epsom, UK) lives and works between London and Somerset


Selected Exhibitions


Super Deluxe Violet Sky, Denny Gallery, Hong Kong (solo)

Two person exhibition with Daisy Parris, Arario Gallery, Shanghai, China

Untitled Art, Miami Beach, USA, with Sim Smith (solo) (upcoming)


Horatiu Boldor, Sim Smith, London (solo)

The Art of Fake News, Rich Mix, London


Abroad From Earth, Sim Smith, London (solo) (catalogue)


How Small A Thought, curated by Anne Ryan as part of Margate Festival

What Kind of Spirit is This?, Sim Smith, London, curated by David Surman


Bad Grammar, Galería Combustión Espontánea, Madrid (solo)

Cloud Concrete, Unit 1 Gallery, London


Be Right Back, Brick Lane Studios, London, UK

Artist Rooms, Copeland Gallery, London, curated by Alexander Caspari

House of St Barnabas, SOHO, London


PULSE Miami Beach, Conversations section with Jonathan McCree, presented by Sim Smith


Griffin Gallery, curated by Ian Davenport and Nigel Hurst, London, UK


Selected Bibliography


'The Pleasure of Experimenting',  Jonathan Tomlinson, Then There was Us