Gabriel Choto creates mixed media works on paper by combining printmaking and painting. Gabriel's evolving experimental practice involves layering photorealist oil painted figures over the delicate compositional architecture of etchings, to produce subtle, striking portraits.
Sensitive and intimate, these images often include close family members, depicting quiet moments of contemplation or affectionate domestic scenes. They draw on themes of home, pride, identity and diaspora.The artist finds new pathways into the painted image by taking cues from the surface quality produced by the printmaking process.
Master of Fine Arts, Central St Martins, London 2019.
BA (Hons) in Drawing, Camberwell College of Art, London 2017.
Extended Diploma in Art and Design, Leeds Arts University, Leeds 2014.
Awards: Finalist of The Clyde & Co Art Award, 2018
Group Exhibitions: Clifford Chance Printmaking Purchase Prize, London 2019. 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Somerset House, London 2018. Intersection, Tyburn Gallery, London 2018. FBA Futures, Mall Galleries, London 2018. Flock, GX Gallery, London 2017. Blxckout Revolution: The Exhibition, 198 Gallery, London 2017. BAME, Hotel Elephant Gallery, London 2016. Long Live the New Flesh, Tower Gallery, London 2015.