Daily from 12th of August at 07:00
A collection of 20 exclusive paintings by Tom Leamon can be viewed at Bela Vita Bar & Brasserie, from 12 August until the end of the year.
Tom Leamon (b. 1981) is a London-born painter. His creations are an experiment into release, expressions of freedom in an altogether constrained world. Tom’s work delves into that of human psyche, with a fascination in the cycle of birth, life, growth and death. There are stories being told in each piece, hidden and fractured messages, which implore you to fully immerse yourself. Exploring symbolism in a number of marking technique’s, Tom’s work challenge on both a sentimental and spiritual level.
Tom’s artistic journey really began soon after leaving university where he set up the art collective ´Us so Far´. With a lack of opportunities to show with established galleries, the group took on derelict buildings all over the UK, where they would curate unique exhibitions. This avenue into the art world enabled Tom to inhabit the realms of both a full-time artist and curator. It was in 2004 that he was given a yearlong bursary to work at Red Cow Studios, where he created a collection of his first solo exhibition. This leg-up enabled Tom the time he so desperately needs to find a serious voice within his own work. The following years were extremely prosperous, with numerous solo exhibitions and a number of very well received curatorial events.
Tom now lives between London and Portugal, working predominantly at The Beekeepers artist retreat and Estudio Yucca (Portugal). Tom continues to hone his skills creating new and challenging bodies of work. Now exhibiting internationally, Tom has followed the success of his solo exhibitions at Merzbau Gallery (Miami) 2016, exhibiting in 2017 at ArtRio (Rio de Janeiro) and solo show at Copeland Gallery (London). In 2019 Tom exhibited new works in a solo exhibition entitled Stories from the Surgery, at Casa Independente Lisbon (Portugal) and with Frameless Gallery at Untiled Art Fair Miami. In the summer of 2021, Tom staged an interactive solo exhibition entitled On The Spectrum at Fresco Gallery in Almancil.
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