"Art was always around me... It is a pure form of addiction to me now: I am obsessed with creating."

THOMAS DOWDESWELL

'CLIMATE CHANGE BLUES' (2017)

'CLIMATE CHANGE BLUES' (2017)

OIL ON CANVAS, 56x36IN / 142x91.5CM

'BUTCHER TABLE BLUES' (2017)

'BUTCHER TABLE BLUES' (2017)

OIL ON CANVAS, 49.5x37.5IN / 126x95CM

'SLAUGHTER HOUSE BLUES' (2017)

'SLAUGHTER HOUSE BLUES' (2017)

OIL ON CANVAS, 49.5x37.5IN / 126x95CM

'STUDY FOR AN ABSTRACT FIGURE (2017)

'STUDY FOR AN ABSTRACT FIGURE (2017)

OIL ON CANVAS, 20x14IN / 51x35.5CM

'SORROW AND LOSS' (2017)

'SORROW AND LOSS' (2017)

OIL ON CANVAS, 39.5x31.5IN / 100x80CM

Artwork Price Range: $1,500 - $5,000

Thomas Dowdeswell pulls back the curtain on current, controversial issues with surreal political satire, challenging the viewer to confront, digest and empathize with multiple perspectives, both literally and theoretically.

 

The complexity is discernible and at times even daunting, yet Dowdeswell’s works remain decipherable like an unnerving cautionary poem of the end of civilization as we know it. Meanwhile, under the geometrical figures, symbolic color palettes, and explicit imagery, an intellectual voice is always present.

Dowdeswell’s surrealist style creates a dreamscape atmosphere where he deliberately juxtaposes imagery of desperation and opulence, victimization and exploitation, in an attempt to explore the inequality of society through a flurry of abstraction and symbolism. When expressed through structural shapes, the form and energy is reminiscent of Futurist Umberto Boccioni's Elasticity (1912).  But sometimes that flurry takes a complete abstract form, reminding the viewer of Kandinsky’s Compositions (1913), and thus the longing for liberation. Moreover, Dowdeswell’s faceless, indistinguishable figures have an uncanny resemblance to Salvador Dali's  'creature' in The Persistence of Memory (1931) reinforcing the obscure, dreamlike setting and reiterating the inescapable confusion of the human condition. 

 

Thomas Dowdeswell currently lives and works in Bristol and has exhibited throughout the UK, France and the United States. 

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