Thomas Langley is an artist working within an interdisciplinary practice that includes painting, sculpture, performance, drawing and installation. Langley questions and reflects on the very nature of art practice and art production, with rigour and attitude. There is a transparency in the work that instantly destabilises the viewer by speaking a rough cut truth levelled from the surface of the canvas. Playful, often childish materials and colour choices unify the pieces into the realm of humour that revels in the social nerves it strikes. Street culture and working class ethics speak for the social malaise and boldly asks us to wake up to reality, and fix it.
Recent exhibitions include solo exhibition, Art Type Stuff, Stour Space, London (2016); and group exhibitions, YOU SEE ME LIKE A UFO, The Grange, Royal Ascot (2017); A series of pocket Utopias, Yellow Brick and Snehta, Athens (2017); It is what it isn’t, Big Shed, Aldeburgh (2017); Cut, Unit 1 Gallery Workshop, London (2017); Premiums: Interim Projects, Royal Academy, London (2017); Zone d’Utopie Temporaire Part II, The Koppel Project Hive, London (2016); Charley Thomas, CRATE, Margate (2014); and Mega Alright, The Horse Bridge Centre, Whitstable (2012).