Thursday, 3 November 2011

White At Whitewall

White At Whitewall

Celebrate the party season with a piece from internationally acclaimed artist Todd White at the VQ’s Whitewall Galleries. His portrayal of people often in social situations, are a perfect gift now that can be appreciated for a lifetime.

Todd White's stylish and distinctive figurative artwork has won him a worldwide reputation that keeps on growing. His paintings captivate people, often invoking laughter and always demanding repeated viewings. By revealing his subjects' innermost feelings, he creates timeless scenes of attraction and intimacy. Beneath the exaggerated features and textured skin of his characters there is a truth that we can all recognise - both theirs and ours.

The VQ’s Whitewall Galleries currently have on display two of Todd White’s creations:

Intoxication At the Flower lounge
Medium: Canvas Edition – Embellishment
Price: £1055.
Size: 32 x 22 inches

The Wound She Leaves Behind
Medium: Canvas Edition – Embellishment
Price: £975.
Size: 29 x18 inches

Todd is a compulsive observer of detail, always studying and absorbing figures, faces and features. He spends his life people watching - scribbling down sketches whatever the situation (often on napkins or even tablecloths) to record an idea for his next work. While his subjects come from everyday life, his perspective is so unusual that he alters the way we perceive people and the roles we play around each other. He studies body language, using its nuances to capture the subtleties of what we show and what we hide. Hands in particular are a focal point. Todd has always been impressed by how powerfully tiny gestures can amplify a person’s expressions.

''Everyone's hands are full of personality," explains artist Todd White. "They reflect the subject's state of mind almost as much as facial expressions.”

Even the A-listers have had the Todd White treatment. Chosen from hundreds of artists, Todd was announced as the Official Artist of the GRAMMY® Awards in 2007, the world's most prestigious music event. In 2009, he was invited by Warner Bros. to contribute to a major design exhibition celebrating the 70th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz. Following a string of record-breaking shows in the UK, Todd returned to the US to even greater acclaim, and has become one of the world’s most collectable and successful living artists.

For a bit of ‘people watching’, see for yourself Todd White’s creations at:

Whitewall Galleries
10-12 Cross Arcade
Victoria Quarter
T: 0113 242 8138