Bio

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Thomas F.S. Cox, now 28 years old, was born in South London by Irish and Italian parents. Art didn't featured in the forefront of his aspirations until his late teens. Whilst struggling with addiction Cox turned to painting as a coping mechanism. Without realising it he had stumbled onto the creative outlet which would keep him grounded and develop into a career. On leaving school he took a year away from education in which he painted prolifically; going on to study a foundation at Camberwell, UAL, and completing his BA in fine art painting & advertising at Northampton University.

In 2016 he founded Focus LDN, an online gallery and magazine which still organises group exhibitions for emerging artist across London. In 2018, he spent two months in Sao Paulo, Brazil, painting and organising his first international exhibition with Brazilian artist Ellion Cardoso.

In Winter 2018 Tom is orchestrating his first central London Solo Exhibition at the Menier Gallery.

Artist Statement

 With paintings that have been compared to those of Edward Hopper and L. S. Lowry; Cox paints scenes that are a living, breathing dedication to London in all its character. He calls his style Contemporary Impressionism; using loose gestural brush marks and a signature combination of Indian ink and oil paint. All of his artworks are started en plein air and he can often be found inking out his latest scene on the streets of the city.


Exhibitions

Process: Solo Exhibition @ Menier Gallery - Dec 2018

Where WE Live @ Old Brompton Gallery - Nov 2018

A River Runs Through It @ Oxo Gallery - Aug 2018

Interseções @ São Paulo, Brazil - April 2018

London Boy @ Make Space Studios - March 2018

London Visions @ Leyden Gallery - Jan 2018

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