Profile

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’m currently working on a new iteration of my Feels like home series, drawing on imagery collected from refugees around the world to be exhibited in Boston in April 2020 as part of the Refugee Integration Arts Festival. Works in progress:

Painting of train platforms at Basmane railway station in Turkey

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