Tom Farthing works over a range of mediums, mainly drawing, collage and painting, with each one informing the other. His recent work explores ideas of place and memory and the narratives that are embedded within the landscape. By combining drawing and photography in a process of collage the sparks that generate new paintings are formed. He is interested in the ways in which the very local and specific can, through a transformation into paint, interact with wider histories and mythologies.
Exhibitions include: Pentimenti, Maybe a Vole Gallery, London 2014, The End is Where We Start From, Slate Projects, London 2014, Chelsea MA Degree Show, Chelsea College of Art, 2013, The Chelsea Box Project (curated by R/E Collective), Chelsea College of Art, 2013, Division of Labor, Brunel Museum/fly by night, Rotherhithe, 2013, In Two Parts, Chelsea College of Art, 2013, In Love with Light – Five Painters at the Framer’s Gallery, London, 2013, 7 Painters at Greyfriars, Greyfriars Chapel, Oxford, 2012. Tom studied first at the Ruskin School of Fine Art, University of Oxford and MA fine art Chelsea College of Arts.
Tom’s work ‘Bandstand’ is part of ‘Young Masters: Dialogues’ at Sphinx Fine Art, London, until 24 October 2015.