Thomas Cartwright – Live Now from Lygrell&Silver on Vimeo.

Ev Read openingI’m a Toronto-born, Cape Town-based artist who paints urban landscapes on handmade gesso panels. My work is a quest for beauty in chaos, and perhaps also for chaos in beauty.

My work is held in collections in Cape Town, Johannesburg, New York, London, Toronto, Stockholm and Mexico City.

I recently completed work on a new iteration of my Feels like home series, drawing on imagery collected from refugees around the world, for which I was interviewed as part of Tufts University’s Refugee Integration Arts Festival.

I am currently completing various commissions and doing preparatory research for a new exhibition… I expect this research to take some time…

May: Aleppo 1. 2020, oil on gesso panel, 30 x 22.5 cm. From ‘Feels like home: Refugees in towns’.