Prior to joining the MFA at Glasgow School of Art, Tobias Wootton obtained a Diploma in Media Art from the Hochschule für Gestaltung / ZKM Karlsruhe in Germany. His work has been exhibited in various Group Shows across Germany and the UK, as well as in Venice and Brussels.
As a lens-based artist in a time where CGI has become so omnipresent and we thus have learned to no longer trust photographic images, I am interested in further exploring the boundaries of the artificial in the real. In my work I seek to draw attention to processes of human interference within landscape.
Instead of documenting and delivering answers about specific places, I am interested in posing questions about purpose, locality, originality and reality of the depicted scenes. I do this by offering a visual framework of imagery that can be interpreted, adapted and contextualised by the viewer.
Formally as well as aesthetically, the light (-ing) in the images is a key aspect, which enables me to evoke irritation regarding scale, materiality and context of the depicted scene.
Tobias Wootton works with Photography, Video and Installation.