The Contemplative Life

Tom Farrell

8 Dec 2016 to 18 Dec 2016

A series of figurative paintings featuring scenes of meditative ambiguous intent, investigating the visual potency of an ordinary moment. The works are crafted from a sporadic collage of references from life, film and print; attempting to re direct narrative in the pursuit of an authentic vision. The subjects are strangers to the artist in order to encourage an uninhibited approach. The figures inhabit almost cinematic scenes of contemplative introspection. This series is a salute to the figurative tradition, drawing inspiration from a rich and intimidating history.

Artist statement and image courtesy of the artist