Thomas Garnon

Works

Overview

Thomas Garnon (London) creates explorative and intimate drawings in ink, oil stick and charcoal. Created in a close proximity to the artist, often on a tabletop using a favoured tattered brush, he harnesses the positives of immediacy and chance. The resulting images, always made in one sitting and never revised or adapted, are alluringly ambiguous; and it is this that has become a touchstone of his work. The figures are caught in a state of perpetual flux – simmering distillations of emotion, with an overarching interest in empathy and affinity.

Dr Matt Retallick