11th April – 28th April 2013
Tom Howse’s paintings are a mythological investigation into the sources of understanding and the quests we take to comprehend. He sees a distinct gulf between the world’s knowledge and his own understanding – the paintings being products of absurd and inadequate attempts to make sense of the world. Howse monumentalises figures or objects to bestow them with a greater power, for example in the ‘Big Faces’ works his figures act not only as a surrogate omnipotence but also as a self-admonishing reconciliation for his perceived inadequacies. Howse’s paintings evolve on the canvas provoking questions and uncertainty. Colour and paint work as a language to evolve an image beyond a physical depiction to produce exciting, mysterious, raw and primal work.
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