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Tom Howse

Born in United Kingdom. Lives in: London
Wimbledon College of Art

Through painting I am trying to unearth a mythological investigation into the sources of understanding and the quests we take to comprehend. I see a distinct gulf between the world's knowledge and my own understanding. I sometimes see my paintings as the products of absurd and inadequate attempts to make sense of the world we do not understand. In my work I monumentalise figures or objects to bestow them with a greater power, all be it an irrelevant and superficial one, such as the "Big Face" which acts as a surrogate omnipotence, but also as a self-admonishing reconciliation for my personal inadequcies. There is something quite primal about painting, and the way in which colour and paint can work as a language to evolve an image beyond a physical depiction.

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I want to continue making paintings. I dont know how the paintings will turn out necessarily, but I can only continue from where I am at the moment. These paintings of "big faces" which Ive been doing, are really exciting me, and I think there is still more I want to learn about them. In pursuing these paintings, inevitably they will expand and contract, and I want this evolution to continue with the same momentum.

My Artworks (6)

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