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Tom French

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Skull 4, August 2011 Charcoal on Paper 50 X 70 Cm
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Cowboy Balance 5, August 2011 Charcoal, Ink & Acrylic on Paper 80 X 120 Cm
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Cowboy Balance 4, August 2011 Charcoal, Ink and Acrylic on Paper 80 X 120cm
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Shrouded Perceptions, December 2010 Silk Screen on Somerset 300gsm White Satin (100% Cotton Rag, Acid Free With Four Deckle Edges) 41cm X 29cm
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Light Needs Darkness, 2010 Charcoal and Ink on Paper Done by Dancing With Charcoal on My Feet 94 X 42 Inches © chloeurban 2010
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Portrait 7, 2010 Charcoal, Spraypaint, Gold Leaf on Paper With Color Filter Overlay 55 X 75 Cm
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Portrait Hidden 1, 2010 Charcoal and Acrylic on Paper With Color Filter Overlay 28x43 Cm
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portrait hidden 2, 2010 Charcoal and Acrylic on Paper With Color Filter Overlay 28x43 Cm
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Skull 1, 2010 Charcoal on Paper 78 X 80 Cm
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Skull 2, 2010 Charcoal on Paper 70 X 70 Cm
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Skull 3, 2010 Charcoal on Paper 70 X 70 Cm
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As Angels Play 1, 2010 Charcoal on Paper 56 X 76 Cm
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As Angels Play 2, 2010 Charcoal on Paper 56 X 76 Cm
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Cowboy Balance - on top for now, 2009 Charcoal, Ink & Acrylic on Paper 70 X 100
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Coyboy Balance - Clumsy Courage, 2009 Charcoal & Acrylic on Paper 70 X 100 Cm
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Cowboy Balance - Clumsy Coursge 1, 2009 Charcoal, Acrylic & Spray Paint on Paper 70 X 100 Cm
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Girl Study 1, 2009 Charcoal on Paper 56 X 76 Cm
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Girl Study 3, 2009 Charcoal on Paper 56 X 76 Cm
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Girl Study 4, 2009 Charcoal on Paper 56 X 76 Cm
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Semblance, 20/04/2012 Oil on Canvas 90x120
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Semblance Oil on Canvas 90x120
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metonymy 1 detail
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metonymy 3 detail
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© Courtesy of the Artist and C.A.V.E. Gallery
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Quick Facts
Birth year
1982
Schools
Sheffield Hallam Institute of Art and Design, 2005, 1st Class BA Honours
Representing galleries
Tags
mixed-media, realism, surrealism, modern, abstract, figurative, conceptual, exhibition/performance
Statement

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 fusingthe 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. Tom has been featured in Arrested Motion, Beautiful Decay and Artist of the Day to name a few.