Lot 264 - Tomas Harker - Scorpion
Lot 264 - Tomas Harker - Scorpion

Lot 264 - Tomas Harker - Scorpion

Oil on Paper
2021
A6 (10X15CM) ORIGINAL ARTWORK
SIGNED ON VERSO
ARTIST INFO

Tom Harker’s painting address the nature of meaning in conditions of mediated experience and hyperreal saturation. Sources are treated indiscriminately of hierarchical values, collected from varied systems of image production and distribution. These include film screen shots, iPhone photos, art history and social media. The subjective and physical presence of painting is used as a means to interrupt the groundlessness associated with the sense of continual semiotic free-fall. Complex histories behind images are drawn upon, exploring new sets of associations. Throughout this, easy travel is resisted as non-linear narratives are subsequently created.  

 

Education 

 
MA Painting – Royal College of Art – 2018-2020  
BA Fine Art - Leeds Arts University – 2015-2018 
VOLTA Art fair, Solo presentation, New York 2020 
There’s something about Painting, Group show, Tatjana Pieters, Ghent 2019  
A Sea in Suspense, Solo show, Bo.lee Gallery, London 2019  
Ingram Collection Purchase prize, 2018 Winner 

 

Gallery Representation 

 
Bo.lee Gallery 

 

About the postcard artworks 

 

The four works represent the role of myth and superstition in manifesting belief when meaning is out of reach. Astrology, mythology and symbolism overlay surfaces. Taking the form of tattoos, smoke and decoration, with each suggesting ambivalent foreboding.