97. Tomas Rowell – The Creative City Poster (signed)
As part of The Creative City Exhibition we're auctioning one of a kind prints from our 99 artists, with most of the prints signed (shown in title – however, if listed unsigned we can work to get it signed for you), this is your opportunity to own a piece of BDF history.
Each poster is sized 800x1200mm on satin blue-back billposter paper, the same size as shown in the exhibition with postage included in the auction price. (due to the nature of the paper there may be some minor creases and inperfections.
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50% of the sales from each poster will go to the artist, 40% to BDF to help support the festival and 10% to homeless charity SIFA Fireside
About the artist and work
Tomas Rowell’s work can be characterised as a mutual application of intuitive markings alongside variations of space, colour and form.
Process conquers within the work, acting as an experimentation into the fundamental features of abstraction and removing any external embodiment. The challenge lies in what is not added to the work, bringing construction to a destructive platform of abstraction. Rowell uses the relative white space as a chance to direct the eye and to leave a sense of hypnotic unfamiliarity when persistently viewing the work. Tomas Rowell has continually explored the complexity of art through academic progression. Since graduating from Leeds Arts University in 2014, there has persistently been an exploration into painting’s ability to remove any imitation or possible foreign associations. Rowell works from his studio in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
The spirit of Birmingham is so important to me. The city has such a rich sense of acceptance for all people and walks of life. This idea stayed with me throughout the production of this piece, and was brought to life through the continual explosion of colour within the work. I see Birmingham as a continually growing city and this is no different to the work itself, where I tried to capture the sense of expansion, rotation and movement throughout.
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