Casper White

Casper White’s new work comes from exploring subcultures that are not traditionally recorded in paintings: a person losing themselves dancing to a DJ in a nightclub; a fan staring up from the front of the crowd at the band. Casper is interested in the fantasy and careless abandon these environments foster; the euphoria of the experience and the makeup that creates a fictional, idealised version of oneself. This year Casper won the BP Portrait Travel Award for his proposal to paint the subculture of clubbing in Berlin and Majorca. The work resulting from this award will be exhibited in the 2018 BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery, London, before touring to Wolverhampton and Edinburgh.