Hakgojae Cheongdam is proud to represent Tom Anholt (b. 1987, Bath, England) in his solo exhibition Tom Anholt, on view from May 22nd (WED) to June 30th (SUN), 2019. Tom Anholt is known as one of the most outstanding young British painters and a representative contemporary European artists, and is currently based in Berlin. The artist has been recognized for his use of vibrant colors and distinctive canvases that cross the realm between Cubism and Expressionism. Anholt's paintings catch viewer's attention with literary titles that suggest a narrative with powerful compositions that fill up canvases. This exhibition introduces Tom Anholt for the first time in Asia. Hakgojae Cheongdam carefully choose 18 pieces of Tom’s latest paintings and works on paper to comprise the exhibition.
Tom Anholt’s paintings concurrently feature Modernism and Persian art. He graduated from Chelsea College of Arts with a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts in 2010. Later he was inspired by the major masters from Modernism era including Paul Klee, Lyonel Feininger, Die Brücke and Der Blaue Reither. Recently, Anholt is bringing an Iranian artwork genre called ‘Persian Miniature’ into his oeuvre. The artist explained his art practice as similar to constantly chasing a ball of passion, fear, and everything else that inspires him.
Tom Anholt was born in Bath, England in 1987, to an Irish mother and a Persia Jewish father. His international family background is relevant to his work indicating cultural hybridism between Europe and Middle-East. He moved to Berlin after graduating Chelsea College of Arts with a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts in London. Last year, He had a solo exhibition at Kunstverein, Ulm, Germany, and participated in a group exhibition at Saatchi Gallery, London. Currently, the artist is actively engaged in various exhibitions mainly in Germany, Nothern Europe and America.