Oscar Whicheloe’s present focus is on the still life scenes that are captured in a tailor’s window – a very precisely controlled environment, entirely constrained by the way the tailor has decided to position and display his creations. These displays capture both the wider society they aim to reflect and attract, as well as the hidden inner-world of the tailor. Finished suits are presented with tacking threads still visible echoing the glamour and attraction of bespoke luxury clothing and the society that consumes it, as well as the physicality of the fabric and the hidden work involved in its manufacture.
Alongside these paintings and etching, Oscar likes to take step back from the tightness of these scenes to explore the wider surroundings and has created a series of monotypes depicting London architecture
Oscar graduated from the Surrey Institute of Art and Design in 2003, studying Fine Art. He has been in many exhibitions in London and the wider area since graduating, including the six times in the Royal Academy Summer Show and an exhibition located at designer Paul Smith, London.