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b. 1995, Northamptonshire, UK

Lives and works in London.

tomabull95@gmail.com

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Tom Bull makes sculpture in the absurd attempt to capture the lived experience within these dark, strange and untrustworthy times. Through a landscape of folk, rural living, modernity and ritual, he investigates the tension and slippage between fiction and representation, violence and sensitivity, truth and mythology, past and present. With a wide range of tools and materials borrowed from architecture, model making, carpentry, aspirational design, preservation, farming and forestry, he employs a sculptural practice that confronts and manipulates traditions, time periods, lore and genre. In his most recent work he interrogates ‘country life’ by confronting personal and collective issues around land, loss, community, wealth, access, labour and violence.

Bull received a BA at Central Saint Martins, University of Arts London in 2018 and is currently pursuing an MFA Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he will graduate in September 2022.

Solo exhibitions: Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent (2019); 148 Mayall Road, London (2018). Selected group exhibitions: French Place, London (2022); Amersham Arms, London (2022); Hartslane Gallery, London (2021); Xxijra Hii, London (2021); Protein Studios, London (2018); Lever Gallery, London (2018); TATE Switch House, London (2018); Tenderbooks, London (2018); Blitz Gallery, Malta (2017); Lethaby Gallery, London (2017). Awards: Gilbert Bayes Grant (2022); Goldsmiths tuition fee waiver for academic excellence (2021); Thomas Scholarship, UCL (2021); Associate Studio Programme, a three-year residency at Acme Studios (2019); Sudgen Arts Fellowship (2018). Upcoming exhibition: New Contemporaries (2022).