Additional Information on Tim Stoner
smba.nl - Tim Stoner- The Power of Partnership
There is a deep-rooted desire in our culture and an overpowering sense of purpose for the search of happiness. It is promised by politicians, sold in holiday brochures, or sung about in every mediocre hit. The idea is simple: if we can create a contemporary society in which individuals are able to develop, then happiness must surely lie within everyoneâ€™s grasp. Or does it?
guardian.co.uk - Tim Stoner's democratic, focus-grouped images of happiness may not be as upbeat as they seem, writes Martin Herbert
Tim Stoner's paintings seem, at first glance, like transparent emblems of mass-market optimism. His schematic and clear-cut images connect to the viewer's eye with the unfussy velocity of advertising; the subject matter, too, often relates to the elevatory fantasies of the consumerist dream.
That Certain Catholic Glamour, Tim Stoner's Images of Collective Happiness
His works from the collection of the Deutsche Bank, recently exhibited in the show Blick aufs Ich/ The View upon the Ego in the Neues Museum Weserburg in Bremen and, beginning in September, in Man in the Middle in the Kunsthalle in TÃ¼bingen, depict archaic and everyday rituals of collective happiness: Oliver Koerner von Gustorf on the British painter Tim Stoner's utopian leisure scenes.
From the beach to the grave, Interview with Tim Stoner
Current lifestyle commercials inform us that happiness is now obtainable â€˜from the beach to the graveâ€™. In Tim Stonerâ€™s life-size figurative paintings we face a world delineated by an aura of light.
Tim Stoner is an English painter born in Essex and educated at both the Norwich School of Art and the Royal College of Art, London. He won the Beck's Futures art award in 2001.