Trevor Burgess – Urban People

by Mandell's Gallery | Norwich
Date of event: 23/09/22 - 22/10/22

We are pleased to display a collection of paintings by Trevor Burgess in our Reception Gallery.

Join us for the opening on Friday 23 Sept 4pm-7pm
The exhibition continues until Saturday 22 Oct

Mandell’s Gallery is open Tues – Sat 10am – 5pm

Trevor Burgess initially studied literature, going on to train and work as Assistant Curator at the Norwich Gallery for four years at the time of the establishment of the ‘East’ international exhibition. He founded and steered the development of the Warehouse Artists Studios in Norwich, where he was based from 1990 to 1997. 

In 1997 Burgess moved to Barcelona, studying on the Winchester School of Art MA European Fine Art. During this period he produced a series of large, figurative paintings exploring the relationships of families and children.

After returning to the UK in 1999 to live in London, Burgess became interested in the characteristics of the urban space around him as subject matter. He began using his own photographs of people’s daily lives in the city as a source. This series of work was shown in a solo exhibition touring in Spain in 2007.

A series of paintings of homes in London called “A Place to Live”, inspired by images in newspaper property adverts, were a new development. Six of these paintings were selected by Time Out art critic Ossian Ward for The Discerning Eye 2011 where he was awarded the London and South East Regional Prize

In 2015, he received a commission from Townshend Landscape Architects for a triptych painting of Granary Square, the centrepiece of the King’s Cross development in London. This generated a series of studies and related paintings.

For many years Burgess has been interested in street market stalls and shops in London as a subject for painting. He has since made paintings of markets during travels in other European countries, Latin America and India. 

As artist-curator, Burgess collaborates with other painters, exploring the social context of painting.
Where We Live, a national touring exhibition (2021-2023), brings together five artists who examine under-regarded aspects of the social landscape of England. This exhibition will be shown at the The Yare Gallery, Great Yarmouth. 14 October to 11 November 2022.