Venue 8: Tom Staples | Painter

Venue 8: Space 282, 282 Leigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea SS9 1BW
Open: Sat – Sat 8am – 8pm
www.artfromtom.com

The theme that informs my work is the representation of the male image in modern visual culture. I have sought to become fully immersed in the mechanisms present in such imagery which operate to apprehend spectator and deliver the harangue of consumption. I have come to understand the way in which gaze, posture and characterization dictate the way in which we view these images. Without dissection they seep unnoticeably into our shared subconscious. My work is an attempt to dilute this process of perception and to interrupt something of the dream-like interaction that we experience with the ‘male icon’.