Tom Christopherson: Artist Statement & Bio
My intention has always been to make images that create the necessary disturbances in order to provoke permanent, positive change.
My work is intentionally beautiful as its origin, its essential truth, is often brutal and terrifying. After all, you deserve the truth.
Tom Christopherson is an actor, artist and general arts "atrocity" (his own words). 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. 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.