Lot 75 - Tristan Gittens - Balance
Fabric Tape and Resin on Paper
A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
Tristan Starstreak Franco Gittens (TSFG) is an Artist from the United States living in the United Kingdom and pursuing an MA in painting at Royal College of Art. Tristan holds degrees in medical studies from the University of California at Berkeley and Stanford University.
Tristan’s practice examines factors that lead to a decline in and unravelling of the social fabric of humanity through exploring concepts of empathy and self. “I feel that societal order is being stressed by the loss of empathy. It is my belief that as we expand the radius of what we define as self we increase empathy. An increase in empathy leads to an increase in care which is a critical societal building block.”
Tristan approaches this through disciplines such as psychology, sociology, physics, and visual arts, and is dependent on an understanding of cultures and societies and the components that influence their behaviors.
BA (Bio-Psychology) UC Berkeley
MS (Epidemiology) Stanford University
MA (Painting) Royal College of Art
SOHO Revue - Group Show (SOHO London 2022)
Brixton Art Prize at Downstairs Brixton – Shortlist Show (Brixton 2022)
Waverton Prize – Longlist (2022)
British Painting 3 at Bermondsey Project Space – Group Show (Bermondsey London 2022)
Home at The Regency Town House- Group Show (Brighton 2022)
Gallery 46 – Group Show (Whitechapel London 2022)
Diaspora at Bermondsey Project Space – Group Show (Bermondsey London 2022)
Progression at D-Contemporary Gallery – Group Show (Mayfair London 2022)
PADA / Turps Banana (Portugal 2022)
Artist Talk Magazine – Issue 19 April 2022
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
The three works that I submitted are fabric tape and epoxy resin on card. The work represents Meditation, Balance, and Permutations. These are all aspects of the natural world that can be found in everything from visual arts to mathematics.
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