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


Loud It Up, Sim Smith, London, UK (solo)

Philip Martin Gallery, LA, USA ('In the Studio' solo presentation) (upcoming)

Emily Hunt & Tim Garwood, Sim Smith, NADA New York, USA

Transparency, Lyndsey Ingram, London, UK 


Stellatundra, Sim Smith, London, UK

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

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

UNTITLED Miami Beach, Sim Smith, Miami 

West Bund, Araio Gallery Shanghai

Cornershop, Sim Smith, London


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


Selected Bibliography


'London Gallery Weekend 2024: our critics pick their top shows', Ben Luke and Louisa Buck, The Art Newspaper


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



Tim Garwood 'Loud It Up', Artist Walkthrough, London Gallery Weekend, Sim Smith, London, UK, June 2024