Turner & Lowry Actor given First Solo Show

May 4 2021

Image of Turner & Lowry Actor given First Solo Show

Picture: Pontone Gallery

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Timothy Spall, who played both J.M.W. Turner and L.S. Lowry on the big screen, has been given his first ever solo show by the Pontone Gallery in London. Spall had received special tutelage from the painting consultant Tim Wright for a period of two years before the 2014 Turner biopic.

Spall is quoted as expressing:

“I started painting stuff that was based on very strong images that related to the mood and feelings that I had and then all of a sudden this thing started to happen,” he said. 

Wright said Spall could have been a “very good pastiche artist” after he worked on a copy of a Turner painting in the buildup to the biopic, and although Spall’s own paintings are mostly landscapes, they’re a world away from Turner, Spall said. “They’re pretty good benchmarks to reach for, wherever you get one millimetre towards it or not.”

The show Out of the Storm will run from 18th June - 18 July 2021.

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