Michael Tarr is a British artist based in Somerset, working in various media. He developed a natural aptitude for drawing and painting at school, thereafter studying at the Somerset College of Art. After this he worked for 12 years in an architectural practice, which has influenced his subsequent work.
Varied Subject Interests
Tarr is primarily working on three different series. ‘Remains’ explore the leftover fragments of posters and the accidental juxtaposition of the images that remain. ‘Glimpses’ display the partial views seen in passing, usually in an architectural context, reflecting our view of the world. ‘Structures’ are usually stacks of everyday items, turning them in to geometric compositions.