Born 1987, Stratford Upon Avon
2005-2008 Queen Mary University, Film Studies
2008-2011 Charles Cecil Studios, Florence
Lives in South London
Timothy Gatenby is a British artist whose work focuses on the subjects of nostalgia, everyday dreams and life. Working predominantly in oil paint there is a certain reverence to classical painting in Gatenby’s work but evidently subverted through a contemporary eye. Through his limited palette and the ghostly distortion of imagery a sense of foreboding lurks behind the softly executed painting surface in Gatenby’s world.
Since training under Charles Cecil in Florence, Italy, Gatenby has exhibited regularly around the UK. His work has been displayed at the National Portrait Gallery, Royal Academy of Art, Royal Society of British Artists, New English Art Club, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists and Columbia Threadneedle Prize.