Rex Southwick English, b. 1997


Rex Southwick's paintings toil with the exploration of interactions with domestic spaces in relation to ownership and aspiration, working from images sourced from building contractors and construction site visits. His highly saturated and confidently painted large scale paintings invite you to view these idealised domestic environments at an incomplete and less imposing state. The addition of labourers in his works introduces a narrative, exploring how we view and interact with environments and introducing notions of hierarchy and ownership.

His work creates a bridge between the seemingly endless stream of idealised domestic environments found on digital platforms and the reality of these places. Paintings that remodel digital ostentation into physical images which remove concerns of ownership and status and present them in a physical form, interacting within the confines of pictorial space whilst exploiting the inherent qualities of paint.


Notable Collections include:

Azman Museum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Frank-Suss Collection, London, UK
Moore Family Collection, Randburg, South Africa Aon Consulting, Leadenhall Building, London, UK Patricia Marino, Palm Springs, USA

Calvin Harris, USA Joe Jonas, USA


Notable Exhibitions include:

Nassima Landau, Tel Aviv, Israel - 2022
Playground of Geometry, Centre of International Contemporary Art Vancouver (CICA), Vancouver, Canada - 2022
Art Taipei, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan - 2021
Rites of Passage, Unit London, London, UK - 2021
Querencia, Unit London, London, UK - 2020
Purple Lands, Unit London, London, UK 2019
Young contemporaries, Aubergine Gallery, London, UK - 2019
HSBC, private bank in collaboration with Auc Art, London, UK - 2019
London Fashion week, Old Truman Brewery, London, UK - 2019
Rising stars 2018, Coombe gallery, Devon, UK - 2018
AON Community Art Award, Leadenhall Building, London, UK - 2018
PURPLE LANDS, Sloane Square, London, UK - 2018
Free Range, The Old Truman Brewery, London, UK - 2018