22 April 2016 - 21 May 2016
Our current exhibition TRANSCEND sees the return to the gallery of contemporary painter Tom French. Our last show with Tom was 2014’s sell out ‘Flux’ and we are thrilled to be showing his latest body of all new work.
The show’s title reflects the fluid viewing experience of the artworks, the word TRANSCEND summarising an important part of the illusionary experience. French explains: “As the nature of the image becomes apparent, what is viewed changes and evolves. The doubled up use of imagery creates an experience greater than the sum of its individual parts. The interpretations of the characters and actions within the paintings transcend upon realisation of the bigger picture, and visa versa.”
French is fascinated with exploring the relationship between the conscious and subconscious and this is communicated through his paintings. The figurative elements of his work represent the conscious, with characters absorbed in their own actions. The abstracted portraits in which they sit representing the subconscious, the instinctual yet hidden human drives that shape and determine the blissfully unaware subjects and make up the bigger picture.
All exhibited work is new and previously unseen; the largest pieces stand around two meters wide and the smallest 30cm. As well as highly sought originals, there is also a selection of exclusive prints created specifically for the show.
TRANSCEND runs from 22nd April - 21st May.
View the sales catalogue
Tom French: Compositional Study 3
Tom French: Compositional Study 2
Tom French: Compositional Study 1