Tom Butler - Profile PictureOver the last twenty years Tom Butler has appropriated hundreds of Victorian and modern found photographs and vintage postcards, created a unique visual language of self-portraiture, and a vast portfolio of drawn images, all inspired by memory, absence, and the relationship between hiding and performing. Underpinning Butler’s work is a simultaneous love for and critique of photography as a whole. He does this by creatively devolving its progress and imagining what the world might be without fixed images, a phenomenon he feels we still don’t fully understand.

Tom Butler (b London 1979) lives in Portland ME, USA. He studied at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, Chelsea College of Art, UAL, and the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL. Butler’s work has been featured in the Two Coats of Paint, The Guardian,  Le Monde, The Portland Press Herald, The Maine Arts Journal, Musée Magazine, Aesthetica, iGNANT, GUP, LensCulture, ArtMaze, AnOther Magazine, and Elephant among many others. He exhibits internationally and his work can be found in collections such as The British Museum, Soho House, Quintessentially, The Caldic Collection, The Netherlands, SØR Rusche Collection, University of Maine, Museum of Art, United States, Bates Museum of Art, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, ME, United States and private collections across the world.

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