Toby Raine has a distinctive approach to painting. Moving oil paint across the surface of the canvas, his strokes are confident, rough and expressive. Peaks and splatters of his medium mix with thick, gestural strokes that rejoice in the materiality of paint. Taking an image or a photograph as a starting point, Raine’s work ends up in a terrain between representation and abstraction.
Check out his new exhibition, Heroines And Heroine at Gow Langsford Gallery this Artweek.