Approved: 16.08.2006

Tom Kemp

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2006

I work in many different media on very different scales. Works range from tiny, brush-painted personal commissions to architectural commissions involving entire buildings. I enjoy working with corporate clients to find ways of creating novel, surprising environments which no interior designer would dream of! In all the work, the emphasis is on the nature of writing and its place in our understanding

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  • Location: London, South East
  • Activities: Public art, Private commissions, Studio practice
  • Categories: Digital, Painting, Public Art, Text
 

Biography

I work in many different media on very different scales. Works range from tiny, brush-painted personal commissions to architectural commissions involving entire buildings. I enjoy working with corporate clients to find ways of creating novel, surprising environments which no interior designer would dream of! In all the work, the emphasis is on the nature of writing and its place in our understanding of the world and of art, in particular. This takes me from textual paintings to abstract records of human movement. I use a wide range of materials and techniques to suit each piece, from pouring enamel on canvas to writing software to create digital art. Each specific method essentially determines the nature of the piece for which it is used. The methods developed from a passion for typography and lettering, evolving into a unique, real-time art form. My work is held in several corporate and many private collections.

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2007 - Ways Out of Here, Live painting on the road, Woodstock 2005 - The Definition of Art, Ovada Gallery, Oxford 2004 - The Wet and the Dry, Rivington Gallery, London 2002 - No Concept, Colville Place Gallery, London 2002 - Still Movement, Art in de Polder, Netherlands 2001 - Waywardwriting, Rivington Gallery, London Group exhibitions 2006 - 700IS, International experimental video art festival, Iceland 2004 - Desire, Workplace Art, London 2003 - At the Speed of Light, Ogily & Mather, London 2003 - Universal Truths, Flypitch, Brixton, London 2002 - Hold the Line, Royal Society of British Sculptors, London 2002 - New Media Art, London Underground, London 2001 - Compute, Stroud House Gallery, Stroud Public commissions 2004 - You Live Here, Blackwell Publishing and Arts Council, Oxford Corporate commissions 2007 - Bookjacket designs, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2007 - Reasons to Be Here, UCAS Headquarters, Cheltenham 2007 - Solution by Proof, QED Studios, Selly Oak, Birmingham 2005 - Clouding Video, Domino Records, London 2005 - Digital Paintings of the Subatomic World, Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council, Web