Modern Antiquities Series
T. Sloane W. Bouchever was born in New York City in 1958, and began painting in oils at the age of 12. He started life drawing classes at 14, and went on to receive his BFA in studio art from Trinity College in Hartford, CT in 1981.
Bouchever's paintings present an ethereal presence which accentuates the antiquity and mystery of his images. The heavy impasto and textures of sand, stones, wood and rope built into the canvas surface add an additional element of tension in an otherwise orderly world of his images.
Bouchever lived and worked in Paris, Florence and Barcelona for the better part of 11 years during the 1980’s and 1990’s. His work is featured in numerous collections throughout the United States and Europe and he has participated in many solo shows and group exhibitions over the past 35 years.
Among the painters Bouchever most admires are Caravaggio, Bronzino, Botticelli, Goya, Velazquez, Zurbaran, Picasso, Modigliani, Chagall, Nerdrum, Schiele, de Lempicka, Kline, Balthus, Gudiol, Tapies and Banksy.