Tom Butler's appropriation of victorian cabinet cards
Splitting his time between London and Portland, Maine, Tom Butler is multi-disciplinary artist who predominantly works with paintings and drawing applying them to found victorian cabinet cards. Speaking about his work the artists explains, "I am fascinated by the process of Conspicuous Invisibility: the simultaneous human desire to both hide and perform. In a visual way, I collect memories, thresholds and hiding places and attempt to re-manufacture them. My work expresses my natural inclination towards introversion and the opposition of displaying artwork essentially about hiding.” Butler received an MFA at Slade School of Fine Art and has been showing his work in galleries since 2005.