Tim Mann is an experienced, passionate, and exciting artist. He is unremitting in his commitment to ensure that his artistic engagement is innovative, accessible, diverse and sustainable too, with and for his audience. This engagement then becomes a catalyst for further cultural expansion.
For him, the human figure and the self-are the most enduring themes in the visual arts.
When Tim works within communities he engages collaboratively with the subjects who appear in his work. When he takes the individual as a whole, using the full figure as evidence of its presence, the overlapping outlines form a linear pattern produced by the uniqueness of each subject. These large communities of lines celebrate humanity, through individuality and unity.
Sometimes he will focus on smaller elements of identity, for example, fingerprints, hands, templates, markers, names or signatures. These works often take on an abstract element, and the artistic aesthetic is achieved by the arrangement of these various components. These markers are used as a reference to identify and celebrate the human presence.
Tim works almost exclusively with the figure. His work is not about the glory of the human form, it is more about being human. He celebrates their existence and their visible spiritual presence. Humans are social by nature and find meaning in relationships. His focus is on himself as an individual and how individuals connect with different groups.
When he makes work, it develops through a slow process and the final piece can consume both the people involved in the making and the audience. The intimate engagement between the artist and his subjects makes the process, and ultimately finished artwork, more responsive and more human.
Tim identifies with all expects of the world around us. He uses templates marker or references to identifiers such as names or initials to acknowledge them.
His work is not about the glory of the human form more about being human. He celebrates human existence and their visible spiritual presence. Humans are social by nature and find meaning in relationships. His focus is on himself as an individual and how individuals connect with different groups.
When Tim works in communities and engages collaboratively it makes the process and ultimately finished artwork more responsive and more human.
Tim studied at Lincoln College of Art and Norwich School of Art where he was awarded his degree in painting. There he received the Noel Spencer award for use of the figure. He continues to work and develop as an artist showing in selected shows.