Tony Blackmore (born in Devon, UK, 1971) 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. During his MA he was one of six artists from across the University of the Arts London MA programmes awarded a residency at Tokyo Space, Tokyo.
Tony’s Blackmore’s ‘Paperfolds’ explore the creative potentialities of numerical sequencing and systems-based rationale. 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. Utilising 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. To create artworks in colour, underlying layers of photographic lighting gels are added so the surface colours also change with orientation and changes in light.
Tony is represented by Cube Gallery, London where he exhibited January 2020 in Cut, Fold, Burn. During 2019, he was also selected to show with Cube at Art Karlsruhe, Context Miami and SOFA Chicago. His 2019 exhibitions include (Arthouse1), Possible Architectures (Stephen Lawrence Gallery) and, as a Member of the Royal Society of Sculptors (MRSS), the RSS Summer Exhibition. In 2019 he also completed a commission for the five-star St.Ermins Hotel in central Venice and in 2018 was selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
Forthcoming Group Exhibitions
All foreseeable exhibitions have been postponed due to the Coronavirus.
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]. You can follow his activities on Instagram at @tonyblackmoreart. His work is available for purchase at Cube Gallery, London. Please contact Cube for further details.