TOM WEBB

 


Tom Jean Webb. Born in 1982. Lives and works in London, UK. His work started off as an interest in aesthetics of social movements.

He created his art as a means to represent a message or way of life. He became interested in telling his own story by a creation of a new era or society with its own objects based on personal expression of internal issues and social commentary, designing and developing his own symbols and imagery in order to suggest a message. His visual representations allows him to continue to understand the ideas of these objects, the role that art plays in the presentation of these movements, and the proposed visualization of an idealistic or honest statement.

His pieces allude to a fictional social movement, ceremony, culture, escapism, feeling or folklore that are expressed within the materials of his objects. His representations of this movement or idea do not fit into a given time period or specific social or political matter, but rather become something more timeless and multi-referential. The adopted repetition that exists within the work is done to instigate a relationship between the works as a whole, referencing the idea of mass communication and continued narrative, to begin to develop the understanding of elements contained within the singular pieces and solemnity to these symbols.
 

 

My proud mountain
acrylic paint/graphite on paper, collage
30cm x 21cm
 

Night river
acrylic paint/graphite on paper
30cm x 21cm
 

The bleeding lake
acrylic paint/graphite on paper
30cm x 21cm
 

The wanderer
acrylic paint/graphite on paper
30cm x 21cm
 

Walking with the cobras
acrylic paint/graphite on paper
42cm x 30cm

www.tomjeanwebb.com

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