Lot 264 - Tomas Harker - Scorpion
Oil on Paper
A6 (10X15CM) ORIGINAL ARTWORK
SIGNED ON VERSO
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.
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
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.