Merlin Carpenter

Merlin Carpenter
Room Based – The Paintings

Exhibition May – June 2022

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“These are my reminders to myself about how to do the paintings. Firstly, Room Based is a new art movement invented by Tomas Rydin and Merlin Carpenter. This is the only reminder which is Room Based, and the reminder is to be Room Based. The other two reminders are not Room Based. The second reminder is that the paintings – titled Download – should feature late 90s Tom Ford era graphics, heavily referencing the 70s, in limited colours. Thirdly, the works must not become good or neo-formalist. The painted walls are Room Based paintings.”

– Merlin Carpenter 22/4/22


Room Based – The Paintings at JUBG is the fourth Room Based exhibition. Previous shows were Merlin Carpenter at Guzzler, Rosanna, Victoria, Australia, Tomas Rydin at Telephone Works, London, UK (both June 2021) and Merlin Carpenter and Tomas Rydin at Le Bourgeois, London, UK (November 2021).