Tom French is a highly collectible and well-regarded British artist from Newcastle Upon Tyne, North East England. His powerful monochromatic canvases are driven by his efforts to engage with the subconscious, and a rigorous pursuit of truth.
French’s works are predominantly figurative, carefully combing detailed photorealism with strong elements of abstraction and surrealism. His paintings are a visual discourse on dualism, the duality of the physical and the metaphysical, and are reflected in the double images that populate his artwork.
Faces, figures and skulls repeat and shadow one-another. The choice of a monochrome palette, allows for narrative without distraction and for the play of light and dark to expand in unexpectedly haunting ways. French has had critically acclaimed solo exhibitions both in the UK and the US, collaborations have included the cover artwork for a release of the soundtrack to cult movie Donnie Darko.