“I make sculpture in the absurd attempt to capture the lived experience within these dark, strange and untrustworthy times. Through a landscape of folk, rural living, modernity and ritual, I investigate the tension and slippage between fiction and representation, violence and sensitivity, truth and mythology. With a wide range of tools and materials borrowed from architecture, model making, carpentry, aspirational design, preservation, farming and forestry, I employ a sculptural practice that confronts and manipulates traditions, time periods, lore and genre. In my most recent work, I interrogate ‘country life’ by confronting personal and collective issues around land, loss, community, wealth, access, labour and violence.”
Tom Bull is an artist based in London. He graduated from a BA Fine Art in Sculpture at Central Saint Martins, University of Arts London in 2018, and is currently studying an MA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London, graduating in September 2022. He has received multiple awards this year including the Hari Graduate Art Prize, selected by Gavin Turk, Liz Gilmore, Matthew Burrows, and Aindrea Emelife, the Visions in the Nunnery, selected by Patrick Goddard and the Gilbert Bayes Award from the Royal Society of Sculptors. He was also selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2022. In 2021, He was awarded the Goldsmiths tuition fee waiver for academic excellence during his Masters and the Thomas Scholarship from UCL. He undertook the Associate Studio Programme, a three-year residency at Acme Studios from 2019, and the Sudgen Arts Fellowship in 2018. Recent selected exhibitions include: Sublime Rage (French Place, London, 2022), Model Village (Amersham Arms, London, 2022), HDL (Xxijra Hii, London, 2021), I Give You an Onion (Protein Studios, London, 2018), Here-and-Now (Lever Gallery, London, 2018), The Studio (TATE Switch House, London, 2018), Publish and Disseminate (Tenderbooks, London, 2018), Truth Lies (Blitz Gallery, Malta, 2017), Altered Realities (Lethaby Gallery, London, 2017.
Ground WorkAlexandra Searle, Catriona Robertson, Gabriela Pelczarska, Irena Posner, James Southall Ford, Jesse Pollock, Josh C. Wright, Marian Lee, Tom Bull 14 Sep - 13 Oct 2022STUDIO WEST is proud to present GROUND WORK, an immersive group exhibition of artwork by London's most exciting emerging sculptors. the exhibition examines the relationship between sculpture and the body, by creating an immersive and partially interactive environment. The pieces on show are thematically united by the artists' committed interest...