Exhibition continues: 14th December - 23rd March 2012
Through his paintings Tom Howse is trying to unearth a mythological investigation into the sources of understanding and the quests we take to comprehend.
Tom sees a distinct gulf between the world's knowledge and his own understanding. In his work he monumentalises figures or objects to bestow them with a greater power, all be it an irrelevant and superficial one, such as the "Big Face" which acts as a surrogate omnipotence, but also as a self-admonishing reconciliation for his personal inadequacies.
There is something quite primal about Tom's paintings, and the way in which colour and paint can work as a language to evolve an image beyond a physical depiction.
The London-based artist has been shortlisted for the Saatchi Gallery and Channel 4′s 2011 New Sensations Prize.