Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh

13A Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6QG, UK



Casper White won the BP Travel Award 2017, for which he created paintings about music fans in clubs and concert venues in Berlin and Mallorca. His works range from powerful portraits on metal to softer scenes on paper, showing sitters lost in the moment and euphoria of dancing and music.

The paintings, now available through Arusha Gallery, are part of the BP Portrait Award 2018 exhibition — previously on show at the National Gallery and opening at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery on 15 December. 

Starting with sketches made in situ to capture gestures and mood, White completed the paintings in his studio where he recreated a club environment of disco lights and music. The captivating depictions represent a subculture, often youth-related, that is not traditionally recorded in portrait paintings.

Casper White studied fine art at the Cardiff School of Art and Design, and completed a masters at the University of Wales. He lives and works in Cardiff.

Casper White
Everything's So
2019, Oil on aluminium, 100 x 70 cm
Casper White
We Try To Feel It Out
2019, Oil on aluminium, 100 x 70 cm
Casper White
Tomorrow and All The Time
2019, Oil on aluminium, 100 x 70 cm
Casper White
Where We Are
2019, Oil on aluminium, 100 x 80 cm
Casper White, Dan, 2018, Oil on zinc, 20 x 15 cm
Casper White, Jack, 2017, Oil on zinc, 40 x 30 cm
Casper White, I'll Be Waiting (Emma), Mallorca, 2018, Oil on stainless steel, 125 x 125 cm
Casper White, I need you; I'm a lovesick fuck, 2018, Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm
Casper White, Next Day 5 (Emma), Mallorca, 2017, Pencil and watercolour on found book cover, 37 x 28 cm
Casper White, Next Day, 2017, Watercolour on found book sleeve, 26 x 26 cm