Tom Friedman, ‘Big Bang’, 2018, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Coloured pencil on paper, Stephen Friedman Gallery
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Tom Friedman

Big Bang, 2018

Coloured pencil on paper
44 9/10 × 80 9/10 in
114 × 205.5 cm
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London , London
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Tom Friedman
American, b. 1965
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Tom Friedman’s sculpture is recognizable for its highly inventive and idiosyncratic use of materials like Styrofoam, foil, paper, clay, wire, plastic, hair, and fuzz. Working autobiographically, Friedman uses painstaking, labor-intensive methods to recreate seemingly random elements from his life. In each piece, he pays obsessive attention to detail, particularly in the replication of the objects that surround him. In Untitled (Bouquet) (2010), random objects appear to balance precariously on top of a studio crate, but the crate is actually made from Styrofoam and painted to look like a crate. “Art, for me, is a context to slow the viewer’s experience from their everyday life in order to think about things they haven’t thought about,” Friedman explains. “Or to think in a new way.”

Tom Friedman, ‘Big Bang’, 2018, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Coloured pencil on paper, Stephen Friedman Gallery
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About the work
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Tom Friedman
American, b. 1965
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Tom Friedman’s sculpture is recognizable for its highly inventive and idiosyncratic use of materials like Styrofoam, foil, paper, clay, wire, plastic, hair, and fuzz. Working autobiographically, Friedman uses painstaking, labor-intensive methods to recreate seemingly random elements from his life. In each piece, he pays obsessive attention to detail, particularly in the replication of the objects that surround him. In Untitled (Bouquet) (2010), random objects appear to balance precariously on top of a studio crate, but the crate is actually made from Styrofoam and painted to look like a crate. “Art, for me, is a context to slow the viewer’s experience from their everyday life in order to think about things they haven’t thought about,” Friedman explains. “Or to think in a new way.”

Tom Friedman

Big Bang, 2018

Coloured pencil on paper
44 9/10 × 80 9/10 in
114 × 205.5 cm
.
Contact For Price
Location
London , London
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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