Tom Sewell’s practice is involved with exploring human relationships to landscape and place via the translation of experience through images and symbolic language. His practice operates across experimental printmaking, drawing and photography in an attempt to find answers to the questions: How do images alter perceptions of reality? What role do fictions and the imagination have in making the world? Where are we? Graduating in 2017 from Camberwell College of Art, Tom was selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017 and is working towards his second solo show, at Intercession Gallery in Northampton, opening in June 2018.
What was the inspiration behind the piece(s) in not just a shop?
My work explores the porous border between the idea of elemental nature (stones, plants, air and water) and human ideas of places and things; trying to get lost in the interpretive ambiguities involved in attempting to apprehend the world. The work for not just a shop explores the variousness of stones, the terror of abundance, the confusing act of looking, alchemy, prehistory and the sloshing of images.