MAY: ARTIST OF THE MONTH, LONDON

For over 30 years we have been dedicated to source and represent the most talented emerging British artists of the moment. This month is no exception and so with greate admiration will be exhibiting new paintings by tallented painter Michael Restrick.


Restrick began his training at Reading College before continuing his studies at Winchester School of Art under the critical eyes of Ian Dawson and Jim Unsworth. Whilst on an exchange program in New York he developed an understanding of conceptual art practise under the mentoring and guidance of the highly regarded Roy Nicholson.
Through a series of removed and replaced studies, Restrick's process infuses sculpture, drafting, and portraiture to build up to the finished product. By virtue of Restrick's process, each portrait encapsulates a multitude of fleeting moments, feelings and thoughts unique to each subject.


Restrick pushes beyond the physical and experiments with more expressive techniques to portray the raw personal traits of the individual, combining portrait motifs with geometric shapes. Colour is used as a tool to powerfully convey a sense of mood/tone within each painting.


Artist Statement

"I have a strong urge to create whether that be painting, sculpting or writing. I believe that everything informs the other, nothing is created in isolation."

For more information about the paintings and artist please get in touch.
enquiries@thompsonsgallery.co.uk
0207 935 3595

MAY: Artist of the Month, London at Thompson's Gallery