Thomas Carrigan
Glasgow, Scotland b. 1979

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Carrigan is a representational painter based in Hong Kong.  He was born in Glasgow, Scotland and received his BA Honors Fine Art from the prestigious drawing and painting department at the Glasgow School of Art.  Thomas has exhibited in shows across Scotland, UK and most recently in Hong Kong.  His multilayered pieces capture motion and the continual flow of time.  He often leaves areas of paintings in a lesser state of completion, as a way of making reference to the process of painting and the time that has elapsed in the creation of the work, these areas he likes to refer to as “fragments of time”.  Thomas’ subject matter varies and he likes to use different sources for the imagery that he depicts, from photos that he takes himself to found images and photographs that are given to him.  He does this to document his own life and experiences, describing the work as a visual diary of existence.

 

"I am interested in the continual flow of time and the fragility of human existence. The main subject matter of my works are natural forms, whether that be people, animals or objects, which grow and ultimately decay over a period of time. The cycle of life is something that has always been present within my work but recently has become the main theme that I have drawn inspiration. When I paint a subject, parts of that subject will break out into its surroundings and vice versa. I want to create the impression that the subject is breaking up or dissolving before your eyes, as a way of making reference to time never standing still". 

 

- Thomas Carrigan

 

 

Exhibition Highlights

2000

Group show, Glasgow School of Art    

Newbery Gallery, Glasgow

2001

Summer Exhibition      

Emerging Artists Gallery, Glasgow   

2002

Royal Scottish Academy

The Glasgow Art Fair 

The Degree Show 2002   

Friends of GSA – The Collection   

 

MacLellan Galleries, Glasgow

George Square, Glasgow

Glasgow School of Art  

Podium Gallery, Glasgow

2003

New Generation Show

 

Compass Gallery, Glasgow

2004

Glasgow Art Fair    

New Generation Show 

RGI Annual Exhibition

 

George Square, Glasgow

Compass Gallery, Glasgow

McLellan Galleries

2005

The Glasgow Art Fair 

Summer Show 

 

George Square, Glasgow

Compass Gallery, Glasgow

2006

The Glasgow Art Fair

 

George  Square, Glasgow

2007

RGI Annual Exhibition  

 

Mitchell Library, Glasgow

2008

Group Show – Art Exposure Gallery 

 

Merchant City, Glasgow

2009

Group Show – Art Exposure Gallery    

 

Merchant City, Glasgow

2010

The Glasgow Art Fair   

 

George  Square, Glasgow

2015

Group Show – V64 Gallery 

 

V64 Studios – Bangkok, Thailand

2016

Solo Show – Changing  

 

Counting Sheep Gallery -Bangkok, Thailand

2017

Group Show – Unity in Diversity   

 

HK Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong

2018

Asia Contemporary Art Show 

 

Conrad Hotel, Hong Kong

2019

Macey and Sons- Longines Masters   

Asia Contemporary Art Show 

Macey and Sons – The power of portraits

Macey and Sons – Group show    

Macey and Sons Group Show – ‘Legacy’ 

 

Hong Kong Expo Centre

Conrad Hotel, Hong kong

Maserati Showroom, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Lot 88 Gallery, Hong Kong

Conrad Hotel, Hong Kong