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Tristan Pigott  London, UK

'Sunday morning overground'
Oil on linen
'Urban Neurosis'
Oil on linen

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About Tristan

Tristan Pigott is an artist based in London, UK.

Tristan creates ambiguous work, which draws the viewers in, allowing them to spend time working out the different connotations of the surreal narratives. It plays with people’s perceptions of a situation by using fashion models who help represent the socially constructed front or ambiguity of the situations painted as their jobs in fashion help show the superficiality of a persons front.

Tristan’s paintings are simple explorations of human characteristics, depicted and enhanced with the use of proportion and surreal ideas. His interest in how people perform in every day life informs his work: he exploits characteristics of a person’s self-projection such as the use of fashion, which he makes poignant in his paintings, whether in a humorous approach, or by use of composition. Tristan’s painting also has an interesting relation to photography, keeping a distance from photographic realism. Keeping a division between the two enables an important detachment from realism, creating space and leaving the viewer a chance to connect with the work.

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6 reactions displayed

"her bottom teeth look like top teeth. kinda flat grayish quality to the image. i am not sure i would want to stare at this in my living room while i go about my day..."

"painfully clear"

"really like this"

"this artist is an excellent drawerer she has so many stuff and shading is off balance the contrast is to seeable and i hate the best of the engine"

"The Sunday Morning painting is different on her website-- there's wine pouring out of the bottle and around the plant on the floor. Are there two versions..?"

"It's hard to look at, but you have to look at it.. cool."

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