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Thomas Claxton

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design 2019 / 20

My Practice is Abstract Realism, in which I infuse elements of design with components of real life. I incorporate lines, shapes, colours and patterns to create a rhythm, looking for the balance in colour and the sizes of shapes and lines. My focus is on the elements of design to give a visual sensory impression and to capture a real life moment in time and the personality of individuals who resemble real life.

My aim at the start of this project was to create pieces that appear to be on the edge of reality but at the same time on the verge of collapse. I have since moved to designs incorporating shapes and patterns, whilst still involving the dissolved appearance on some of my concepts.

Street art has always been my main focus and with every project I have incorporated this practice. Every digital design I have produced has been a concept plan for a real mural.

Since becoming a student at CGLAS I have been fascinated by the combination and merging of polar opposites. From the merging of classical and contemporary in my previous project to abstract realism in my current project. These fusions with street art/graffiti creates a new and exciting vision of art, of which I will continuously develop.

My Practice is Abstract Realism, in which I infuse elements of design with components of real life. I incorporate lines, shapes, colours and patterns to create a rhythm, looking for the balance in colour and the sizes of shapes and lines. My focus is on the elements of design to give a visual sensory impression and to capture a real life moment in time and the personality of individuals who resemble real life.

My aim at the start of this project was to create pieces that appear to be on the edge of reality but at the same time on the verge of collapse. I have since moved to designs incorporating shapes and patterns, whilst still involving the dissolved appearance on some of my concepts.

Street art has always been my main focus and with every project I have incorporated this practice. Every digital design I have produced has been a concept plan for a real mural.

Since becoming a student at CGLAS I have been fascinated by the combination and merging of polar opposites. From the merging of classical and contemporary in my previous project to abstract realism in my current project. These fusions with street art/graffiti creates a new and exciting vision of art, of which I will continuously develop.

Categories
Painting Printmaking