Often painted over a period of several years, Tim Stoner’s monumental landscape works are as much concerned with the passage of time as they are with topographical and pictorial space. In the two large paintings featured in The Kingfisher’s Wing, the artist presents us with a pair of heat-baked vistas of Ronda, Spain, a region that was his home for two decades prior to the UK’s exit from the European Union. What accretes on the surface of these works – with their almost geological layering of pigment, their aggressive moments of erasure – is a history of looking, thinking, and feeling, in which paint summons the flux both of a physical terrain, and of Stoner’s own intense perceptions of it.

 

Stoner completed his postgraduate education at the Royal College of Art, London (1992-4), and the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam (1997-8), and was the recipient of the ICA London’s Becks Futures Prize in 2001. Recent solo shows of his work have been staged at Vardaxoglou, London (2022 and 2021), and Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London (2020). Recent group exhibitions include Slow Painting, Hayward Gallery Touring (2019-20); Telescope at Hastings Contemporary, Hastings UK (2019, curated by Nigel Cooke); and The London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2015).

 

Selected collections: The Government Art Collection (UK); The Cranford Collection, London (UK); The Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL (US); de Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam (NL); The Saatchi Collection, London (UK); Sammlung Goetz, Munich (DE); The Deutsche Bank Art Collection, Frankfurt (DE); Simmons & Simmons, London (UK); The Sam & Shanit Schwartz Collection, Los Angeles, CA (US); The Ken & Helen Rowe Collection, London (UK); The Collection of David Ross (UK).

Tim Stoner participates in the exhibition The Kingfisher's Wing, July 21 - August 19, 2022. For more information about the artist please contact Vardaxoglou.