Casper White b.1981

Casper's recent work has seen pairings of large scale fabric works created using watercolour on cotton with oil paintings on zinc and copper.

The fabric works arise out of props produced for a sitter - these props have come to the foreground, shown on their own and alongside the paintings.

Fabric is dyed with watercolour then the cotton is manipulated and painted upon, creating patterns and baring all the evidence of construction. Subtle plays with colour and composition are present but almost undermined by the casual draping of the fabric.

Casper’s oil paintings reappropriate his fabric work, patterns and textures from the hangings again becoming props for playing with composition and surface. While the history of portraiture is very present within the work, the pairing of the paintings with the hangings create a contemporary alter of sorts.