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’ve just completed work on a new iteration of my Feels like home series, drawing on imagery collected from refugees around the world, for which I’ll be interviewed on 5 October as part of Tufts University’s Refugee Integration Arts Festival. 

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