Tom Walker is an artist who graduated from the MA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths University in 2006. He works in a variety of media from painting and drawing, to film and photography and has exhibited nationally and internationally. His most recent body of work is focused on using Home Strip paint stripper to re-work found images in glossy magazines and on large format digital prints. The works are focused in the moment just before destruction, about what’s going to happen next. The gaze is fractured and it holds the viewer in a state of suspension. The resulting images are both an act of destruction (half erased) and a feat of creation (half done) – they are the irrevocable alteration of an image to reveal something new in its place.
2021. You made it first but I made it mine. I instigated a project collaborating with 25 artists and makers from across Europe focusing on authorship, ownership and appropriation of the image. First exhibited at UCA Epsom. Curated by Tom Walker and Amy Owen.
2017. Closing Off, solo show, Blyth Gallery, London.
2015. Shop Part 2. Transition Gallery, London.
2014. Morphisisation, APT Gallery, London.
2013. Photo&Print Open, Charlie Dutton, London.
2012.DYSFUNCTIONAL, Squeaky Wheel, New York.
2012. [X)FEFV, Festival of Experimental Film, Art Kino, Croatia.
2011. Escalate Entropy, Angus Hughes Gallery, London.
2011. Time After, Croatia.
2010. VIDEOHOLICA, International Video Art Festival.
2009. Anastrophic Monday, Streaming Festival, Amsterdam.
2008. Live Art Falmouth, Falmouth.
2007-2008. Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Toured to Walsall, London and Manchester.
2007. Spearcraft, Standpoint Gallery, London.
2007. ATE! The RGB Space, Usher Art Gallery Lincoln.
2004. Omsk (Area 10) Peckham, London.
2003. Lux Video Open, London.
2002. The Pizza Express Prospects drawing prize, Essor Gallery Project Space. London
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