Tom Chamberlain: Falling Short

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Tom Chamberlain: Falling Short


Tom Chamberlain: Falling Short
to Sat 3 Oct 2020
Wed-Sat 1pm-6pm
Artist: Tom Chamberlain

‘Whatever painting chases after, there’s a degree to which it remains forever out of reach, just as Georges Perec says of writing’s (despairing) tendency towards the unsayable. What feels like falling short carries with it with the promise of the not yet painted, the not yet said, and is also evidence of our desire to see beyond what appears to be present. ‘ T.C.

Tom Chamberlain’s solo-show Falling Short presents a series of abstract works encompassing drawings, watercolours and paintings.


Holding On, 2020

Silver ink on paper
28,5 x 34 cm (framed)

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Comma (yellow), 2019

Acrylic on canvas
33 x 28 cm

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Pulse, 2019

Acrylic on canvas
45 x 50 cm

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Ohne Titel, 2015

Watercolor on paper
44,5 x 52,2 x 3,2 cm (framed)

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Constellations of minute dots, simultaneously precise and elusive, or highly dilute layers of colour result in a state of potentiality. However cumulatively they are constructed, they feel as close to a gradual erasure as to becoming ever more visible.

Something like a visual reticence enables the viewer to abandon themselves to their own perception and become lost in the slow duration of looking. Alternating between an attentive and a wandering mind, we can engage with the near before it solidifies into certainty.

Tom Chamberlain (b. 1973, UK) lives and works in the UK. He studied at Royal College of Art and currently teaches at the Bergen School of Architecture. Recent exhibitions include Morendo, Aurel Scheibler, Berlin (2019); Simply a Painting, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany (2018); Open and Shut, Obra en Obra, Mexico City (2017); Thinking Tantra, Drawing Room (2017)

Installation view, Tom Chamberlain: Falling Short at Laure Genillard Gallery, London

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