FLUX – New Work by Tom French




FLUX – New Work by Tom French

Solo show at Lawrence Alkin Gallery, Soho – Friday 11th April – Sat 3rd May

British artist Tom French brings his stunning art works to Lawrence Alkin Gallery for solo show ‘Flux’: Friday 11th April – Saturday 3rd May.

French’s works focus on the reflection of the conscious and unconscious mind, skillfully combining academic realism and surrealism with carefree, loose and ostensibly unfinished abstract forms. His striking oil paintings offer a unique fusion of figurative realism and lively abstraction which brings life, movement and intrigue to all French’s compositions.

In this newest body of work titled FLUX, French continues his Duality series, exploring his dynamic skull motif. The figures within his paintings reflect the conscious mind, interacting with people and going about its business, unaware of the bigger picture – the face or skull – which reflects the unconscious mind – the instinctual, yet hidden, human drives which shape our actions.

His painterly approach in constructing illusionary compositions are playfully engaging – encouraging us to adjust our way of seeing, whilst levying their figurative subject matter into dynamic interplay.

Discussing the works Tom French explained: ‘Though many of the works appear initially sinister, this is not always the case – encouraging a sense of self awareness and mortality can infect be quite liberating.’

 

For all press enquiries and interview requests please contact Jo Brooks at JBPR on 01273 622555 or email job@jb-pr.com

 

Notes for Editors

 

  • Born in 1982, Tom French grew up in Newcastle Upon Tyne, North East England. French began his studies at the Newcastle School of Art and Design and went on to graduate from the Sheffield Institute of Art and Design, achieving a first class BA Honors in 2005. He has since exhibited internationally, including solo exhibitions both in the UK and the US.

 

 

 

Duration 11 April 2014 - 03 May 2014
Times Monday-Saturday 11am-7pm or by appointment
Cost Free
Venue Lawrence Alkin Gallery
Address 42 New Compton Street London WC2H 8DA, ,
Contact 0207 240 7909 / info@lawrencealkingallery.com / www.lawrencealkingallery.com

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