Lot 246 - Theo Gorst - Microsoft Employee of the Year (2001)
Gouache and pen on wood
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for St Wilfrid's Hospice Eastbourne
Theo Gorst is a self-taught artist living and working in Hastings, originally from Suffolk. Using found wood- from skips and leaning against lamp posts- Gorst reclaims items that have been discarded and incorporates them into his art. His dreamlike paintings reference folk art and surrealism, taking influence from painters such as Ken Kiff, Mark Tennant and Peter Blake. Usually painting from photographs, he reinterprets them with humour to express, through new compositions, everyday absurdities.
Theo has done lots of work with musicians, designing album covers and numerous posters for gigs and happenings. He currently sells work privately and takes commissions.
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