Tom Howse: Fantastic Salad
Dazed Digital, February, 2012
Whether itâ€™s a solitary red house, a blue prince on a llama, or a friendly trout, Wimbledon Collage of Art graduate Tom Howseâ€™s paintings are each embedded with a single narrative that â€˜the viewer is forced to confrontâ€™. In these imaginariums of feeling and playful interpretation, Howseâ€™s â€˜Fantastic Saladâ€™ â€“ a title inspired by the 1972 animated film â€˜Fantastic Planetâ€™ by RenÃ© Laloux â€“ is his first exhibit of 2012, now open to the public at Herefordshireâ€™s â€˜Down Stairsâ€™ gallery.
"In some of my paintings though I like thinking about who the figures could be and I like building up character profiles for them".
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