Skulls, illusions and other artworks by Tom FrenchSkulls, illusions and other artworks by Tom French

Born in 1982, Tom French grew up in Newcastle Upon Tyne, North East England. Tom began his studies at the Newcastle School of Art and Design and went on to graduate from the Sheffield Institute of Art and Design achieving a first class BA Honors in 2005.

His works are predominantly figurative. He carefully combines detailed photorealism with strong elements of abstraction and surrealism, focusing on the reflection of the conscious and subconscious mind. French’s work often treads the fine line between the beautiful and unsettling, combining technically tight, classical charcoal drawings with carefree, loose and ostensibly unfinished abstract forms. By fusing the technical with lively abstraction French brings life and movement to his compositions. His work seamlessly merges the use of academic tradition with contemporary urban realism.

Nato nel 1982, Tom French è cresciuto a Newcastle Upon Tyne, Nord Est dell’Inghilterra.

Le sue opere sono prevalentemente figurative. Egli combina con cura il fotorealismo utilizzando forti elementi di astrazione e surrealismo, con particolare attenzione al riflesso della mente conscia e subconscia. Le sue opere percorrono spesso la linea sottile tra il bello e l’inquietante.

Il suo lavoro fonde perfettamente l’uso della tradizione accademica con il realismo contemporaneo urbano.

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