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With this piece I was exploring the duality between ecstasy and panic, the parallels between the opposing emotions and how the line between the two can be crossed. My paintings are always painted with thick texture using the highest quality oils, layered on thick with a paintbrush and sometimes a pallet knife as well. There are often layers and layers of textural paint. For me, I feel that this is a crucial element to my work as it creates a certain amount of entropy which I feel is necessary for the creative process. Sometimes I add cardboard, tissue or other materials to further the experience of the chaotic surface; I mix in old dried paint that I have collected from previous painting sessions and grate it down into bits and mix it in with the paint. In my paintings, you can see the brush marks and thick knife cuts deep in the paint. I hope the viewer can explore and enjoy the paintings surface area almost as much as the subject matter and the colour. My paintings are made up of four separate canvases that are connected together by a wooden frame at the back which I have built myself. I do this because I enjoy the separation the four canvases give within the single space. You can almost approach the painting as four separate paintings within one, and play around with that idea. The gap between the canvases also creates a boundary that I can also play with and use within the work. I will be making larger ones soon with 6, 8 and even 10 canvases connected together.
Painting:Oil on Canvas
Size:52.8 W x 73.6 H x 3 D in
Ready to Hang:Not applicable
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Tom Diamantopoulo started his career as a songwriter and musician in the influential band The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster. The band released three albums, released six UK Top 40 singles and toured the UK, Europe and America over the course of ten years. While music kept him busy up until his 30's he continued to pursue his first love - fine art, painting whenever he could. For the past 13 years, he has devoted his time fully to his art, developing and exploring his abstract style. He studied art at Northbrook College in Worthing, completing his art foundation course before going on to do a HND in fine art which would precede his degree at Canterbury. Because of his music career, his education in art was cut short and he was unable to complete his HND and art degree. He now works from his studio in Brighton creating large abstract paintings in oil. He sells his work internationally and was recently shortlisted for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2021. His abstracts are large, colourful paintings, with layers of very thick textural paint, that are rooted in colourism and abstract expressionism. He was born colour blind yet despite this, he continues to explore his love for colour and art; expressing that through his enormous abstract paintings. Please feel free to contact me directly for any other inquiries. email@example.com www.tomdiamantopoulo.com
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