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Lives and works between Lisbon and London.

b. 1986, London, UK

Instagram @thomaslangley86

Thomas Langley, b.1986, London, UK. Lives and works between London and Lisbon.
Graduated from Royal Academy Schools, London, in 2018.

Through the lens of painting and drawing, Thomas Langley's practice is deeply concerned with the fundamental mechanics of image creation, manifesting in pulsating rhythmic compositions. The foundation of this body of work lies in traps, nests, and vessels, serving as anchors for concepts of place, home and travel. Langley imparts permanence to these temporal structures through a sculpted and almost drawn approach to painting, with thick impasto application. 
Here we are confronted with all the sensibilities of a minimalist painting practice, characterised by a stripped down, pared-back, raw use of materials. This material handling is combined with an expressive visual language of semi-representational mark-making, creating a dialogue between abstraction and representation. 


2016-2018: Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art (MA), Royal Academy Schools, London

2007-2010: BA (Hons) Fine Arts, UCA Canterbury


Solo exhibitions:

Nest, Liminal Gallery, Margate, 2024
Ash and bone, Changing Room Gallery x The House of St Barnabas, Greek street, Soho, London, 2023 
Bodgers hovel, FOLD Gallery, London 2022

Ghia Coupe, Casa da Cerca, Almada, 2021

Courage, MONO, Lisbon, 2020

Mummy’s boy, collaborative representation between Cob gallery, Frestonian Gallery, Marian Cramer Projects, Charlie Smith London and Union Gallery, London, 2019

Mega Alright Part II, Union Gallery, London, 2018-2019

Just like anything, Marian Cramer, Amsterdam, 2018

Solo booth at Art on Paper, Marian Cramer, Amsterdam, 2018

Big Windows, The Arcade Project, London, 2018

Plastic Factory (no place for me), 12 Piccadilly arcade, London, 2018 

(Pipe) Dreamer, Royal academy schools graduation show, London, 2018

Future Absurdities, Unit 1 Gallery Workshop, London, 2017

Art Type Stuff, Stour Space, London, 2016


Selected group exhibitions:

Confluences , Cohle gallery, Paris, 2024 
OSSOS (duo show with Tim Ralston)
, Irmafeia, Lisbon 2022
Now, I wonder, Lx Lapa, Lisbon, 2022

Cruise control, MONO, Lisbon, 2021

Five Hides, Thorp Stavri, London, 2020

Summer (Winter) Exhibition, Royal Academy of Art, London, 2020

When shit hits the fan, Guts Gallery, online, 2020

Too Many I In Digital, Marian Cramer, Amsterdam, 2019

Full English, Southwark Projects, London, 2019

Get More Stuff, The Function Suite, London, 2019

Absinthe, Spit and Sawdust, London, 2019

Out of Office, Pada, Lisbon, 2019

Young Gods, Charlie Smith Gallery, London, 2019

Telescope, Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, 2019

Union Gallery London Art Fair, London, 2019

The Big Art Show, Amsterdam Art Weekend, Marian Cramer, Amsterdam, 2018

Paper Cuts, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2018

Zone d’Utopie Temporaire part IV, Wozen, Lisbon, 2018

Material, Cob gallery, London, 2018

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

Mega Alright, The Horse Bridge Centre, Whitstable, 2012

Press & Interviews:

Interview Thomas Langley, Umbigo Magazine (print), 2020

Son of a Banger Boy, Leslie Magazine Issue 1 (print), 2020

This Instagram-only exhibition is full of London’s best young artists, Time-Out London, 2020

When shit hits the fan (in the art world), The Face, 2020

The British artist on approaching duality through his practice, DATEAGLEART, 2018

Whiteley’s: The House To Thomas Langley’s Big Windows at The Arcade Project, FAD, 2018


Thomas Langley, Marcelle Joseph, 2016

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