From the reality of the inner city to the imaginary and fantastical, Tristram Lansdowne’s art emerges with surgical precision. Represented by LE Gallery in Toronto, his delicately painted watercolours depict incongruous, sometimes mysterious, structures.
I’m drawn to the areas of cities that are on the fringe, in-between zones, say between an industrial park and a housing development. They can be very haunting, and in a way the paintings come from a childlike desire to explore hidden worlds. -From an interview with Arrested Motion
Lansdowne is known for “idealizing the physical world, drawing particular inspiration from 19th century landscape traditions, 20th century architectural propositions and natural history illustration,” LE Gallery says.
Biography of Tristram Lansdowne here