Eric Butcher was born in Singapore and moved to England in 1974. He read philosophy at Cambridge University where he specialised in aesthetics he went on to win a scholarship to Wimbledon School of Art where he graduated with an MA in Fine Art in 2001.Butcher has received numerous awards including The Rodges Trust Award, the BCOT Fine Art Printmaking Award and was shortlisted for both the Hunting Art Prize and The Portobello Open, ButcherÕs approach is largely determined by the the physical process of production, the outcome is a body of work which is, on one level, about the very act of painting and the physicality of the materials. The source of his engagement with painting is a fascination with its physical presence, they are objects rather than pictures. His choice of tools and materials and decisions regarding size and depth or the display of a piece being as consequential for him as the actual painted surface.

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