Architectural / Monumental / Relief






Tony Blackmore (born in Devon, UK, 1971) lives and works in London. He graduated with a first class BA (Hons) in Fine Art Sculpture from Kingston University in 1993 and an MA in Fine Art from the Wimbledon College of Art in 2013. During his MA he was one of six artists from across the University of the Arts London MA programmes awarded a residency at Tokyo Space, Tokyo.

Tony’s Blackmore’s ‘Paperfolds’ explore the creative potentialities of numerical sequencing and systems-based rationale. When working in monochrome, each relief is created from a single sheet of polyester-based drafting film using a process of drawing, scoring and folding. Utilising the matte transluscent quality of the film, illusions of shapes and patterns appear to gradually change in tone and depth as the angle of view or illumination changes. To create artworks in colour, underlying layers of photographic lighting gels are added so the surface colours also change with orientation and changes in light.

Tony is represented by Cube Gallery, London where he exhibited in 2020 in Cut, Fold, Burn and selected to show  at Art Karlsruhe. His 2019 exhibitions include Iterations (Arthouse1), Possible Architectures (Stephen Lawrence Gallery) and, as a Member of the Royal Society of Sculptors (MRSS), the 2019 RSS Summer Exhibition. In 2019 he also completed a commission for the five-star St.Ermins Hotel in central Venice and in 2018 was selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.