Carter Tam
Artist/
Painter

Carter Tam

Painter

Bio

Carter Tam is an artist, born on October 23, 2002, and raised in Markham, Ontario. He is currently attending university at University Of The Arts: Chelsea in London, United Kingdom for a BA in Fine Art. His practice revolves around themes ranging from identity and self, sex and love, and advertising and the technological world. Through ritualistically making, we are made aware of what the existential subconscious has on its mind. Carter’s body of work is primarily paintings, as paint is his preferred medium, but his practice extends to include sculpture and performance art. Taking a conceptual and experimental approach towards painting, Carter’s images are not only autobiographical but attempt to engage with the public assertively. Through creating sex ad paintings into stickers, Carter communicated with the masses directly via his phone number in a public forum, getting deeper insights of their motives. The COVID pandemic affected people globally, acting not only as a real-life time machine but increasing loneliness in the world. Being forced to look at ourselves introspectively in the midst of one’s own coming of age has shuttered everyone’s grip on reality and their relationship to the digital world.

Artworks