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John Thole

MA work


  • John Thole
  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Painting, 2014

  • When creating images I bring in themes and ideas that are informed by my background in film and photography. By treating the composition as a system, within a theatrical space, individual parts lend themselves to a larger whole. Figures often operate within the space and can become part of the structure. The textures and forms in my work are often reminiscent of the body, and are a means of making the interior the exterior. Just as the body has entry and exit points, I bring in and extrapolate themes and ideas informed by music, film and photography, which can then be accepted or rejected as required.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Media Production & Photography, Oxford & Cherwell Valley College, Banbury, 2006
  • Experience

  • Freelance photographer's assistant and video editor, London, 2014 ; Visiting lecturer, Oxford & Cherwell Valley College, 2008-10
  • Exhibitions

  • Bloomberg New Contemporaries, ICA, London, 2014; RCA Secret, Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, 2014; PNTG NOV, Henry Moore Gallery , Royal College of Art, London, 2013; That’s Unfortunate, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London 2013; Work-in-progress Show, Royal College of Art, London 2013; Notes To Self, Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, 2013; Arrrttt, The Jam Factory, Oxford, 2008; Exposure?, The Phoenix, Oxford, 2006; 33 Views, Old Truman Brewery, London, 2005; New Music Shorts, Roundhouse, London, 2007
  • Awards

  • New Music Shorts 2007