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 Exeter and Edinburgh.