Known for his depictions of American cultural icons, Tommy's series of portraits deepens his exploration of trad. Americana. With Marilyn Monroe, KISS, and Bettie Page included, he offers his perspective on the trends that shaped beauty standards for generations to come.
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That’s what speaks to every art-loving person around the world.” Working with recognizable materials and subjects, Tommy uses the impact of familiarity to create new, shocking works.
Tommy creates art that speaks to generations. Known for his depictions of American cultural icons,Tommy has released a series of portraits deepening his exploration of traditional Americana. With Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, KISS, and Bettie Page included in his latest exhibition, Tommy is offering his perspective on the trends that shaped beauty standards for generations to come.
Tommy’s distinct style relies on a unique acrylic-on-wood technique. Beginning with recycled wood pallets, Tommy treats each piece of wood individually, cutting it to size and sanding it to smoothness, before beginning the multi-step paint process. Painting in layers, the wood grows from its original sanded state into an acrylic-glazed painting.
Exploring the development of culture and beauty through the icons Tommy has chosen, we are able to re-enter and re-examine history -- and the way it impacts us today.
All works are acrylic on wood, available in varying sizes.