Tony Blackmore lives and works in London. He graduated with a first class BA (Hons) in Fine Art Sculpture from Kingston University in 1993 and an MA in Fine Art from the Wimbledon College of Art in 2013.
Tony’s Blackmore’s ‘Paperfolds’ explore folded relief compositions based on grid patterns and numerical sequencing. When working in monochrome, each relief is created from a single sheet of polyester-based drafting film using a process of drawing, scoring and folding. Due to the matte transluscent quality of the film, illusions of shapes and patterns appear to gradually change in tone and depth as the angle of view or illumination changes. Tony has also created smaller artworks in colour by adding underlying layers of photographic lighting gels so the artwork’s surface colours also appear to change.
Tony is represented by Cube Gallery, London, where he exhibited during January 2020 in Cut, Fold, Burn. During 2021 he took part in At a Tangent (Cut Gallery) and in 2019 exhibitions included (Arthouse1), Possible Architectures (Stephen Lawrence Gallery). That year, he was awarded Membership of the Royal Society of Sculptors (MRSS) and was selected for their 2019 RSS Summer Exhibition. He also completed a commission for the five-star St.Ermins Hotel in central Venice and in 2018 he was selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
You can watch an introduction to Tony’s practice here.
2022 During the summer, artwork was on display in the foyer at Grosvenor House Suites, an art deco hotel in the heart of Mayfair
2021 / At a Tangent / Cut Gallery, Halesworth, Suffolk
2020 / Cut, Fold, Burn / Cube Gallery / London
2019 / Iterations / Arthouse 1 / London
2019 / Possible Architectures / Stephen Lawrence Gallery / London
2019 / Royal Society of Sculptors (RSS) Summer Exhibition / RSS HQ / London
2018 / ING Discerning Eye / Mall Galleries / London
2018 / Wild / Quaker House Gardens / London
2018 / Royal Academy Summer Exhibition / Royal Academy / London
2018 / The Momentum / Angus Hughes Gallery / London
2018 / Brighton Open Houses / Studio 93a / Brighton
2018 / Saturation Point Summer Salon / ACME Studios
2017 / A Many-Sided Thing – a residency of collaborations, / Wimbledon Gallery / London
2017 / Folded Geometries / Walthamstow Village Window Gallery / London
2017 / Sacred Geometry / St.Peter’s-in-the-Forest Church / Epping Forest, London
2016 / On our Way to Where, with ‘Drawing Connections / hARTslane Project Space / London
2016 / GX Revolving Gallery / GX Gallery / London
2015 / Making Waves / Walthamstow Village Window Gallery / London
2015 / Static Motion / Orso Major Gallery / London
2013 – Down the Dori / Tokyo Wondersite / Tokyo
2012 – Wunderkammer / The Nunnery / London
2012 – TRUST/ Morden Hall Park / London
Contact and sales
Tony can be contacted on [email protected]nyblackmore.com.
Limited editions in colour can be purchased directly from the artist. A selection of the large format paperfolds are available for purchase at Cube Gallery, London. Please contact Cube for further details.