Castor is pleased to present Tom Worsfold exhibition of new paintings 'Models'
These paintings continue Worsfold’s interest in the canvas as a site or gathering ground. Gleaned from everyday life, giant archetypal forms like tongues and leaves float in a land of model men. Subjects are invoked via a stockpile of paint effects and imaginary objects.
Started without a plan, each painting is an exquisite corpse. Attending to patches of canvas bit by bit results in a fractured composition, built from accumulated parts. Some paintings look empty, others very full. Colourful figuration is deployed to imagine an abstract thought-combine. Limbs flower from objects and vice versa: diagrams of exchange between bodies and stuff; life re-fashioned from foreign matter.
Worsfold embraces the recognisable nature of graphic languages, which he uses for coded personal commentary. Paint re-describes his world, compressing memory, emotion and phantasy.
Tom Worsfold (b. 1990, Cambridge) previously studied at the Royal Academy Schools and the Slade School of Fine Art. Recent exhibitions have included solo presentations at Carlos/Ishikawa (London) and Recent Activity (Birmingham). He currently lives and works in London.