We first came across Louis in the summer of 2014, at his graduation show at Wimbledon College of Arts. Individual certainly describes Louis’ work, with a depth and complexity that transcends the oft apparent simplicity of composition. Louis is a master of taking perspective and deconstructing parts, rearranging elements to unsettle the composition whilst at the same time gelling it all together; it’s a thoroughly intriguing approach and one that you find yourself getting more and more from the longer you live with a work.

Gaining a BA at Wimbledon, part of the St Martins campus of art schools, Louis was to return to his home town of Lancaster where he continues to painstakingly work towards each painting he produces. A prolific worker, but without prolific output; painting every day but with limited numbers emerging from his studio.

Louis was shortlisted for the 2016 Contemporary British Painting Prize and also won the Lynn Painter Stainers Award for Young Artist of the year in 2015. From Autumn 2017 Louis gained a position at the Royal College of Art to study for an MA in Painting, graduating in the summer of 2019.

Louis has had tremendous success since leaving art school, and we’re thrilled to be representing him.

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Louis Appleby
Louis Appleby