Bio

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Thomas F.S. Cox (b.1990) was born and raised in Herne Hill, South London. Art hadn't featured in the forefront of his aspirations until his late teens. On leaving school Tom took a year away from education in which he painted constantly and was invited to exhibit locally in pubs and restaurants. He went on to study a foundation at Camberwell, UAL, but preferring a less pretentious atmosphere he opted to undertake his BA in fine art painting & advertising at Northampton University; the only university which offered such a course.

Whilst studying Tom also worked with the London Westbank Gallery, learning the running and marketing of exhibitions, here he got a taste of the world of street art. After graduation, Tom worked for arts marketing organisation London Calling until, in 2015, his first solo exhibition sold out and from then on worked full time as a painter of fine art.

In 2016 he founded Focus LDN, an online gallery and magazine running art events in London. He has been paintings prolifically and organising group art exhibitions since. 

Artist Statement

 

Tom's artwork seeks to capture his ever changing urban landscape. His unique ink and oil on canvas paintings indulge the viewer with all the progressions and nuances of modern city life. He carefully considers the balance of human narratives with the bold physical angularity of London's ever evolving architectural scenery.

As he puts it, "I seek to capture those special moments, which stop you in your tracks and make you appreciate the city in which you live. The daily humanity which makes London so dynamic."


Exhibitions

Focus LDN's Winter Exhibition @ Menier Gallery - Dec 2017

Modern Panic VIII @ Apiary Studios - Oct 2017

A River Runs Through It @ Oxo Gallery - Sept 2017

Contemporaries @ Old Brompton Gallery - July 2017

A Spotlight Exhibition @ Jeannie Avent Gallery - Mar/Apr 2017

Focus LDN's Spring Collection @ Menier Gallery - Feb 2017

Focus LDN's Winter Exhibition @ Menier Gallery - Dec 2016

Unbound @ Espacio Gallery - Nov 2016

The Londoner's Compass - The Strand Gallery - Oct 2016

Tribe16 - Ugly Duck - Sept 2016

Parallax Art Fair- Chelsea Town Hall - July 2016

Parallax Art Fair- Chelsea Town Hall - July 2016

The Art of Regeneration - Menier Gallery - April 2016

Parallax Art Fair - Chelsea Town Hall - Feb 2016

Metropolis - Jeannie Avent Gallery - Nov 2015

Brixton Calling - Ritzy Picturehouse - Aug 2015

Urban Art Fair - Josephine Avenue - July 2015

A Bittersweet Christmas - Trispace Gallery - Dec 2014

Northampton University Degree Exhibition - July 2014


Organisations

Focus LDN - Director Jan 2016 - Present

London Calling Arts - February - July 2015

Kinetica Art Fair - Old Truman Brewery - Oct 2014

NN Gallery - Northampton - 2012

London Westbank Gallery - Notting Hill - 2012 -2014