Ted Pim Irish, b. 1987
Born in West Belfast, Ted Pim is interested in surprising the unsuspecting viewer, and his dark artworks certainly act as a visual lure. He is inspired by The Old Masters like Rembrandt and Caravaggio, the pieces created by him are moody and atmospheric, with an unintentional religious undertone.
Ted paints flowers in bright tone that they seemed to be illuminated from within the black canvas, a relatively familiar baroque motif in an otherworldly form. From floral, still-life compositions that include urban paint drip into their lush composition to adding another dimension by double stretching his masterful takes on classical portraits, the works are keeping the quality of old masterpieces while adding subtle and effective contemporary twists.
Ted has devoted to working on a number of his sold-out series in his Belfast studio. He would spend days alone creating his artwork, armed with a mixture of paints, industrial torches and a camera. All pieces have been documented and kept in a folder until he published his works in June 2015. In 2019, Ted Pim partnered with galleries to exhibit his new paintings.
Born in Belfast, Ireland in 1987.
2020 Half Gallery, New York, USA.
2019 Empire Lines, The Salon, Los Angeles, California.
2020 In Full Bloom, Cuturi Gallery, Singapore.
2019 NEW CLASSICS, Group Show, Galerie C.O.A, Montreal, Canada.
La Lune II, Haven Gallery, Long Island, New York, USA.
2018 Belfast Open Studio 2018, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
2016 “New Baroque: The Imperfect Pearl,” David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe,
New York. USA.
2015 Dark Matter, Litvak Contemporary, Tel Aviv, Israel.