When people are isolated, at a certain point, they find themselves forced to look closely at the circumstances that led up to this situation and invest it with meaning. This process gives the isolated person the quality of an observer—an observer of the things that surround him physically, but also of the things that move him emotionally and psychologically.
Tom Anholt's exhibition "Fallen Flower" translates one such experience of isolation into a pictorial world, which he realizes in his unique artistic style. In dreamlike sequences and through transfigured memories, sometimes even violent metaphors, what he outlines are also existential experiences of a love story: the romantically transfigured perception of the world as such a story begins, the injuries it inevitably brings, and the world of dreams that is so profoundly affected by it.
Tom Anholt's works often originate from collages and watercolour studies. His densely layered imagery is then transposed into painting, refined with a specific cinematic sensibility; cuts and crops, zooms and layers form a narrative. After a year of exhibitions worldwide, the artist has focused his efforts once again to create this insightful and sensitive compilation of works.
– Excerpt from “Fallen Flower“ | Felix von Haselberg