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Tom Friedman

Untitled (circuit collage), 2015

Magazine collage
67 × 67 in
170.2 × 170.2 cm
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location
New York, Brooklyn
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About the work
Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
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© Tom Friedman; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.
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.”

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© Tom Friedman; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.
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

Untitled (circuit collage), 2015

Magazine collage
67 × 67 in
170.2 × 170.2 cm
Contact For Price
location
New York, Brooklyn
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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