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Tom Gidley

Editor, 2015

Oil and acrylic on linen
45 3/10 × 35 2/5 in
115 × 90 cm
HKD $100,000 - 150,000
Location
Hong Kong
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Tom Gidley
British, b. 1968
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Mysterious connections are implied in the work of Tom Gidley. The British artist stages objects and paintings in a way that creates relationships through juxtaposition, by pairing hazy portraits—either friends who have posed for him, or re-creations of historical artworks or archival photos—with crudely crafted ceramics. The undefined, or concealed narrative between the images and the objects gives Gidley’s sculptures a totemic quality, leading the artist to call them “future relics.” Meanwhile, the eerie intimacy of the portraits implies a window into the interior thoughts of their subjects, or a glimpse into an artist’s intention that may or may not really be there.

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Tom Gidley
British, b. 1968
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Mysterious connections are implied in the work of Tom Gidley. The British artist stages objects and paintings in a way that creates relationships through juxtaposition, by pairing hazy portraits—either friends who have posed for him, or re-creations of historical artworks or archival photos—with crudely crafted ceramics. The undefined, or concealed narrative between the images and the objects gives Gidley’s sculptures a totemic quality, leading the artist to call them “future relics.” Meanwhile, the eerie intimacy of the portraits implies a window into the interior thoughts of their subjects, or a glimpse into an artist’s intention that may or may not really be there.

Tom Gidley

Editor, 2015

Oil and acrylic on linen
45 3/10 × 35 2/5 in
115 × 90 cm
HKD $100,000 - 150,000
Location
Hong Kong
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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