Lincoln Townley’s artworks are infused with a sense of power and greed, which is likely what draws both individual collectors and private investment groups to his work. The Townley Studio team has recently arranged the sale of 20 of his archival Banker paintings to a private investment group in Singapore. Whilst the subjects of the paintings are unusual in that they come from the banking world, they speak to some universal questions about power, greed and desire in the human psyche. These attributes are the reason the Banker Collection has received so much attention since its inception.
Townley is known for creating oil paintings with thick and heavy layers, full of colour. Collectors are frequently drawn to the use of colour and the inquisitive composition of the works, which leaves significant room for interpretation up to the viewer.
What makes these pieces so special is that they offer a rare glimpse into the mind of the artist, his macro view of the banking world, and of those who hold power within it. Lincoln Townley has managed to capture both the opulence and danger inherent in this subject, making his paintings some of the most sought-after in the art world.
Townley’s works have had great success at auction with Sotheby’s in recent months, with the last cycle of auction results proving to be hugely successful. Lincoln Townley is a master of capturing the human condition, and as such, his paintings are sure to continue to fetch high prices at auction for years to come. Thanks, in part, to private investment groups like the one in Singapore investing in his future, Lincoln Townley’s career is on the rise and it shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.
Lincoln Townley is definitely an artist to watch out for in the coming years. His unique style and ability to focus the gaze on a unique and often unpalatable subject make him one of the most exciting artists working today.