Tom Christophersen | Stanley Street Gallery

Tom Christophersen

TOM CHRISTOPHERSEN is petrified of beautiful things and death. It is primarily the car-crashing of these two themes which permeate the hyper-realistic, almost surrealistic, often dark portraits he produces. In a world of instant gratification and ‘fast art’, Tom aims to bring focus back to things that take a very long time to draw, paint or make, and that are of a level of detail which demands an intimate level of engagement from the viewer. Tom hopes his traditional, technical approach, combined with the modern figures he creates (representing grey areas surrounding gender, sexuality, beauty and isolation) provide a fresh, immediate offering to portraiture and indeed representation of the self. Tom’s work asks if you would please lean a little closer for a better look and rethink something you thought was quite harmless, because, as it turns out, it is not.

 

Tim Christopherson - Epicene - Watercolour paint, watercolour pencil and white acrylic on watercolour paper - $4,600

Tim Christopherson - Epicene - Watercolour paint, watercolour pencil and white acrylic on watercolour paper - $4,600

Group Exhibitions

 

Click Here - Salon of Infectious Ideas  - 8th June - 2nd July 2016

Tim Christopherson - Epicene - Watercolour paint, watercolour pencil and white acrylic on watercolour paper - $4,600

Tim Christopherson - Epicene - Watercolour paint, watercolour pencil and white acrylic on watercolour paper - $4,600

Click Here - ....Introducing 6th February - 5th March 2016

Tom-Christophersen Scheeles Green 2015 Mixed media on watercolour paper 29.7x42cm SOLD

Tom-Christophersen Scheeles Green 2015 Mixed media on watercolour paper 29.7x42cm SOLD

Artist Statement
TOM CHRISTOPHERSEN is petrified of beautiful things and death. It is primarily the car-crashing of these two themes which permeate the hyper-realistic, almost surrealistic, often dark portraits he produces. In a world of instant gratification and ‘fast art’, Tom aims to bring focus back to things that take a very long time to draw, paint or make, and that are of a level of detail which demands an intimate level of engagement from the viewer. Tom hopes his traditional, technical approach, combined with the modern figures he creates (representing grey areas surrounding gender, sexuality, beauty and isolation) provide a fresh, immediate offering to portraiture and indeed representation of the self. Tom’s work asks if you would please lean a little closer for a better look and rethink something you thought was quite harmless, because, as it turns out, it is not.

Bio
TOM CHRISTOPHERSEN is an actor, artist and general arts atrocity. Hailing from Adelaide, Tom grew up performing in Fringe Festivals from a young age. Tom completed his Visual Arts degree, specialising in painting, in 2008 at the South Australian School of Art (SASA) before moving to Sydney to attend drama school at the Australian Academy of Dramatic Art (AADA). After graduating from drama school Tom has created award winning portraiture and has performed in art events such as Marina Abramovic’s Project 30 with Kaldor Public Art Projects and Alexis Teplin's installation 'Arch: The Politics of Fragmentation' for the 2016 Biennale of Sydney. Tom has exhibited across the country and has created bespoke commissions for Lady GaGa, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and various Australian based fashion and art houses. Tom is inspired by Twin Peaks, dark-streaks and beautiful things which are bad for your health.

CV:

Education

Bachelor of Performance - Australian Academy of Dramatic Art (AADA) 2010
Bachelor of Visual Arts (Specialisation) - South Australian School of Art (SASA) 2008

Group Exhibitions

2016, The Salon of Infectious Ideas, Stanley Street Gallery, NSW
2016, Heart of Annandale: FUTURE, Annandale Village Church, NSW

2016, Who’s Looking At You? Cambridge Studio Gallery, VIC
2016, INTRODUCING, Stanley Street Gallery, NSW
2015, Blacktown City Art Prize, Blacktown Arts Centre, NSW
2015, 10 000, Lethbridge Gallery, QLD
2014, HELL FREEZES OVER, Hell Bent, NSW
2014, Youthscape, RSASA Gallery, SA
2014, Dessin sur Papier, Juxtapose Studios, SA
2013, this is a very loud scream, Juxtapose Studios, SA
2013, Heart of Annandale: LIGHT, Annandale Village Church, NSW
2013, Intimate Spaces, PACT Centre for Emerging Artists, NSW
2012, Folie a Deux, Format Gallery and Zine Shop, SA
2012, ROSEANNE/ANGRY, Format Gallery and Zine Shop, SA
2012, Love Postcode 2010, Vientiane Gallery, NSW
2011, Picture Postcode 2010, PopUP Gallery, NSW
2011, fur, Monstrosity Gallery, NSW
2011, f o u r w o r d s, Arcade Lane, SA
2010, Unley High School Centenary Art Exhibition, Wayville Show Grounds, SA
2008, freefall: The Visual Arts Graduates and Honours Exhibition, SASA Gallery, SA
2008, A4 Play, Higher Ground, SA
2007, Snack Bar Art, Palace Nova Cinemas, SA
2007, Stereo Stereo Stereo, Jive, SA
2007, Munt, Karma Sukha Gallery, SA

Publications

2016, Beautiful Bizarre, On The Rise, Issue 0013, June
2015, Annual Semi-Permanent Anthology

2014, Tom Christophersen, Empire Times, Issue 5. Vol 41.
2013, Annual Semi-Permanent Anthology
2013, Luscious Creeps, Self published artist book
2012, V Magazine GaGa Memo No. 6, V Magazine, V78
2011, Emergency art: unsustainable truths, Das 500, July 2011
2010, To Die For, Sublime Rush Magazine, Issue 003, June - April 2010

Awards

2016, Shortlisted 'Blue Thimb' Art Prize
2016, Semi Finalist, Cambridge Studio Gallery Portrait Prize
2015, Finalist, Blacktown City Art Prize
2015 Online Finalist in Lethbridge Gallery’s 10 000 Small Works Award
2014, Recipient of the Margaret Raymond Prize for Drawing
2014, ‘A Boy And A Bean’ Awarded Mardi Gras Award for Best Performing Arts Event 2013, Suzy Goes See Theatre Award for Show Stealers of 2013
2012, 1st runner up 'Picture Postcode 2010' photography competition
2011, ‘Product’ Awarded Fringe Award for Best Direction
2008, Recipient of SASA’s annual graduated Painting Prize