Thomas Langley is an artist working within an interdisciplinary practice that includes painting, sculpture, performance, drawing and installation. Langley questions and reflects on the very nature of art practice and art production, with rigour and attitude. There is a transparency in the work that instantly destabilises the viewer by speaking a rough cut truth levelled from the surface of the canvas. Playful, often childish materials and colour choices unify the pieces into the realm of humour that revels in the social nerves it strikes. Street culture and working-class ethics speak for the social malaise and boldly asks us to wake up to reality, and fix it.
Thomas (b. UK) lives and works in Lisbon. He received his Postgraduate Diploma from the Royal Academy Schools in 2018, having previously completed his BA in Fine Art at UCA Canterbury (2007-2010). Recent exhibitions and projects include: Courage (Solo Exhibition) at MONO (Lisbon, 2020), Mummy’s boy (Solo Exhibition) at Cob Gallery w. Frestonian Gallery, Marian Cramer Projects, Charlie Smith London and Union Gallery, (London, 2019), Mega Alright Part II (Solo Exhibition) at Union Gallery, (London, 2019), Just like anything (Solo Exhibition) at Marian Cramer (Amsterdam, 2018).