Lot 327 - Tom White - Hand Study
Lot 327 - Tom White - Hand Study
Lot 327 - Tom White - Hand Study

Lot 327 - Tom White - Hand Study

Oil on Paper

2022

A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

ARTIST INFO

 

About 

 

Tom White’s (b.1995) work revolves around the question of how the artist creates something more viscerally real than a mimetic, photorealistic representation of a person. His practice is rooted in a long-standing fascination with people and painting the figure; specifically, White is interested in how the artist captures an essence of the subject, and the phenomenological presence of sensation in painting. 
 
White paints those who are closest to him, marking his works with an indelible emotionality that transports the viewer into the interior of a private moment in time. The paintings allude to an ephemeral narrative; they invite interpretation of and engagement with exactly who, what and where is being depicted. 
 
Whether working on a large or smaller scale, the figures in White’s paintings are often greater than life-size. This scale lends itself to his painting process which harmonises expressive, gestural marks with more refined areas of painterly precision. Working from his own photographs he exploits the versatility of oil paint as a medium, balancing areas of thinly veiled brushwork with impasto marks to create an emphatic sense of mood and lighting. 

 

Education 

 

MAFA Painting - Camberwell College of Arts - 2020/21 

 

Select Exhibitions/Awards 

 

April 2022 (Group Show) Art For Ukraine, with The Auction Collective - Online 
 
April 2022 (Group Show) Abstraction and Daydreaming, Quo Vadis, London, UK 
 
April 2022 (Group Show) Emergence, The Room, London, UK 
 
February 2022 (Group Show) A Body of Work, Grove Collective, London, UK 
 
January 2022 (Group Show) ASSEMBLE, VO Curations, London, UK 
 
November 2021 (Group Show) London Grads Now. 21, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK 
 
October 2021 (Group Show) Under The Same Sky, Safehouse 1, London, UK 
 
September 2021 (Group Show) Dix Artistes, St Clar, France 
 
September 2021 (Group Show) Camberwell MA Fine Art Graduate Showcase, South London Gallery, London, UK 
 
June 2021 (Group Show) UNMUTE, Copeland Gallery, London, UK 
 
March 2021 (Group Show) Abjection as Abstraction, with Serving The People - Online 
 
January 2021 (Group Show) Fresh Perspectives, with London Paint Club – Online 

 

Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork   

 

Hands are one of the things that painters either love or loathe; they can be so distinctive to a person, so characteristic of their being. Jewellery is the same; a public display of something often deeply personal and private to an individual. 
 

 

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