Holly Thoburn - Liberties II 2014

Holly Thoburn

artist profile

"Holly Thoburn is an urban impressionist finding beauty in decaying posters and graffiti" — The Independent.

Born and raised in and around London, Holly Thoburn draws inspiration from inner city life. These influences are evident in her abstracted paintings, and reflected in her edgy style and effusive use of texture and colour. Her work references an eclectic mix of street art, graffiti, and the natural decay of urban spaces.

Her recent years have been spent travelling the world, sourcing and photographing inspiring scenes and developing her own way of recording the places she visits, from New York and Berlin, to India and Australia. Returning to London, she sets about, in her own unique way, recreating these surroundings — by summoning the cities’ walls and spaces to the canvas.

You can browse available Holly Thoburn originals in the shop area of the site.

There's also a short film featuring Holly as she prepared for Scratching Beneath The Surface, her 2012 solo show with us, and there's a Holly Thoburn interview in the magazine section of the site.