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.
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. Since spring 2020 Tony has also created smaller artworks in colour where underlying layers of photographic lighting gels are added 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. His 2019 exhibitions include (Arthouse1), Possible Architectures (Stephen Lawrence Gallery) and, as a Member of the Royal Society of Sculptors (MRSS), the 2019 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.
You can watch an introduction to Tony’s practice here.
2021 E17 Art Trail
Tony will be showing a selection of his colour works in the Gazebo Gallery in his back garden on the 2nd/3rd and 9th/10th July 2021. To comply with Covid-related safety requirements booking is recommended.
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. Selected artworks are available for purchase at Cube Gallery, London. Please contact Cube for further details.