Thomas Lowe
British, born 1982

Disembodied hands, floating lips, noses, and eyeglasses—Thomas Lowe’s drawings initially seem unruly and chaotic, but are in fact carefully formulated compositions of metaphorical snippets, integrated into an intelligible narrative. As one reviewer wrote of his exhibition “They think it’s all over” (2011), “each work […] fills the page to the brim, boiling over like the thoughts in your head.” Though meticulously rendered in colored pencil, Lowe’s works have been compared to Dada artist Hannah Höch’s photomontages for their similarly swirling juxtapositions of seemingly disjunct imagery.

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