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The Colour of Certainty


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Ahead of the Affordable Art Fair's return to Batterseas in July, Tim is having a short one man show at the Graham Hunter Gallery in Baker Street London to show part of his lock down project " The Colour of Certainty "

Showing some large scale images revolving around infrastructure in London that carrys the distinctive red that we are all so familiar with.

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At the beginning of lockdown I took to cycling into central London for my exercise hour. It was totally deserted, no planes, no cars, no people. The air was silent and clean. I heard bees on Holborn Circus, saw Leicester Square empty at lunchtime. I cycled the length of Oxford Street without seeing a single car. The shops were shuttered, the tourists gone, the commuters stayed at home. The city was quiet and grey. London was void of colour. Subconsciously I must have been searching for some reassurance in a new and uncertain world. Out of the grey popped RED. The post boxes and phone boxes. That bright red seemed brighter and shinier than before. The more I noticed them the more they became symbols of an old more reliable world with systems set up by benevolent governments that cared for everyone and invested in infrastructure. I found comfort in their presence. Red was our colour. I saw it everywhere, buses, fire extinguishers, life belts, fire engines even light ships. For those that like these things it’s Pantone ref 485c or DA291c "