Open states No.1, 2020
Rupert Hartley is a visual artist living and working in Hove, East Sussex. Trained originally in printed textile design at the Glasgow School of Art he later received an MA Art in Architecture at University of East London. His work has evolved through various media and contexts to his current painting practice. His approach to painting is as an open ended process, a game of chance and repetition. His work combines numerous series at a number of scales using both canvas and cardboard as surfaces to paint on and construct. In his recent work he combines formal geometries and colour fields and continues to draw inspiration from his local surroundings and the built environment. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally.
2009, The Centre for Drawing, London
2021, Artists interview, Studio Break
Work in private collections in the UK, Europe, and USA.