About Tomas Harker
Tomas Harker (b.1990) is a painter from Worksop, UK. Taking inspiration from a variety of sources including philosophical ideas, past and contemporary art and photography, literature, music and film, he creates figurative images often imbued with an archaic style. His work contains many re-occurring themes, with the female figure as a central motif.
“An Arcadian, antiquated world exists within my work. Figures are used like actors playing certain parts and the environment they are in like a stage. Each painting is linked to one another with ideas that are continuing to develop in a similar way to a plot”
Along with a portrayal of a dream-like and self-contained world, Tomas’s work is often an investigation into contrasts and opposites, balancing realistic elements with loosely painted, almost abstracted areas. There is a tension in his work; between the rational and surreal, reality and abstraction, in composition, between colour, or within the narrative.
“I wish to pursue what is mysterious to me, play with the potential of painting, and evoke wonder”
July 2015 - British Vogue Magazine
May 2015 - Featured in 'New Nudes: Barely There' Collection on Saatchi Art
March 2015 - 'Artist of the day' on Saatchi Art
February 2015 - Featured in 'Art Of … Read More
December 2015 - Flux, Royal College of Art, London
May 2015 – Bank Street Arts, Sheffield
August 2015 - Gosh Gallery, Tuxford (Solo exhibition)
May 2015 - Bank Street Arts, Sheffield
Chapel Walk Gallery, Sheffield
March 2015 - Lent exhibition, Chapel walk Gallery, Sheffield
September 2014 - Chapel walk Gallery, Sheffield (solo exhibition)
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