Tom’s luminous collages combine news and comment, travel and culture, realism and impressionism to offer a genuinely exciting alternative take on modern life. Highly sophisticated and complex in their concept and execution they are crammed with ideas and incident, and words are everywhere, adding intrigue, resonance and a touch of humour. Tom juxtaposes transparent and solid substances, building each piece into a riot of fascinating textural contrasts, turning the city into a layered tapestry of shapes, textures and colours.
“ALONGSIDE THE COLLAGE LAYERS, I USE ACRYLICS, INKS AND PEN. THE CHALLENGE IS MARRYING ALL OF THESE TOGETHER IN A HARMONIOUS WAY SO THAT THE COLLAGE DOESN'T TAKE OVER.”
COEUR DE PARIS
Original collage on Board 30” x 30” £5,850
“For me, the artwork has to operate on two levels – to look like an accomplished and impressive painting from afar but then to surprise you when it draws you in for a closer look at the detail.”