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Tom Baggaley


Tom Baggaley

Tom Baggaley

Paint, Print

United Arab Emirates


Net

Net

Printed on Somerset 300gsm, 100% cotton, acid-free paper. The inks used are organic finely ground single pigment inks.

Limited Edition
10cm x 10cm
Edition of 10

Statement

  

Statement

My work looks at line, pattern and structure in both the urban and natural environment. I like the way lines and pattern exists in our surroundings and how these shapes and forms are defined and allow the world to be seen.                                         

As a printmaker I find the process of preparing the plate to the final printing stage plays an important part in my work. It is vital in making these works that the lines both random and chaotic, flow freely in my composition. They demonstrate intensity, form, depth and colour. The ink forms the work, it’s what the work is made of. Then there’s the paper; it’s what the work sits on. I love the weight, texture & quality of mould-made printmaking paper.

I am attracted to numbers and letters - they are tools of organization and communication allowing us to plan our lives. In my work I discard their intended function and focus purely on their pleasing aesthetic shapes, building and constructing compositions. Although my work is mainly two dimensional, in some respects I work like a sculptor, building and constructing via the mark making process, manipulating my materials to create the final piece.

Biography

Biogriphy

Tom Baggaley is a British-born, Sharjah-based Artist who has been teaching fine Art in the UAE for the past 10 years He graduated from the Fine Arts Department of the University of Brighton. His work involves the use of many differing media including Printmaking, Book Arts, Drawing, Painting, and most recently Sculpture. His work is widely exhibited internationally. Including The Royal academy Summer Exhibition, London UK, Originals at the mall Galleries London, Lessedra World Art Print Annual Bulgaria. Print biennials in Canada And Europe, Solo sows in Singapore and the UK.

He is a member of the Printmakers' Council and has received several awards for his work and has work in numerous permanent collections.