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An Introduction to Tom French

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Contemporary image-maker Tom French has just released two striking new prints which have just been added to artrepublic.com.

Cowboy Balance 6 & 8 were originally made using charcoal, acrylic and ink on paper. Tom’s work seamlessly merges the use of academic tradition with contemporary urban realism. He does this by fusing the technical with lively abstraction which brings life and movement to his compositions.

His pieces are an exciting and interesting fusion of traditional fine art and urban techniques. They are based on figurative charcoal characters fluidly merging to create greater darker forms. The Cowboy Balance editions are single colour screen prints on Somerset White Velvet paper with 4 deckle edges, 56 x76 cm in size and are limited editions of 50 per image.

The artist Tom French was raised in the North East of England where he studied at the Newcastle school of Art & Design before going on to achieve a First Class Honours in Graphic Design from the Sheffield Institute of Art and Design.

Tom has since been pursuing his painting and illustration practice, drawing on his conceptual design experience and experimenting with stencil, spray paint & collage work. Now we can see a merging of these techniques, with striking results.

On Thurs 26th April Tom French will exhibit alongside Australian RONE. Both will be producing new pieces to be shown for the first time in this London exhibition. With new original oils, charcoals, collages, HPM’s, screen prints and linocuts this show should not be missed!

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