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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 the bustle of city life. capturing the sensation of being within an energetic metropolis, with transient characters flowing past. His style is a contemporary take on Impressionism. Using loose gestural brush marks, all of his artworks are started en plein air, using Indian ink on canvas.

“I am fascinated by our collective behaviour and the rapid global expansion of the city. This dynamic state of growth and regeneration married with the multitude of cultures contained in the metropolis are an infinite source of inspiration. Expressing the remarkable within the everyday allows me to keep grasp of the reality in which I live.”

April 2019


Thomas F. S. Cox (b.1990) was born in South London with Irish and Italian parents. He studied a fine art foundation at Camberwell, UAL, and completed his BA in fine art painting at Northampton University.

In 2016 he founded Focus LDN, which organises group exhibitions for emerging artists across London. And in 2018, spent two months in Sao Paulo, Brazil, painting and organising his first international exhibition with Ellion Cardoso. In 2019 he is continuing to take his art focus globally.


Crystal Palace Artists’ Open House - May 2019

The Shoreditch Collection @ Forever Beta - March 2019

Collectors Supperclub @ Brother Marcus - February 2019

Focus LDN Winter Exhibition 18 @ 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

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