DOUBLE CROSS by Tom BAGGALEY
The exhibition run from 27 June to 6 July 2009
About the artist
Tom Baggaley was born in 1973 in London, England, to a father who was a lecturer in printmaking and a mother who worked with textiles and ceramics. Influenced by his artistic home life, he followed in his father’s footsteps and on leaving school, started his fine art education. He received a BA Honours in Printmaking and Creative Book Arts from Croydon College in 2003 and then went on to study at the University of Brighton, where he gained an MA in Fine Art Printmaking and Professional Practice in 2005.
Tom is currently living in the Middle East, where he is Lecturer in Printmaking at the University of Sharjah, UAE. Prior to this, he was studio coordinator and taught printmaking at the London Print Studio and the University of Hertfordshire, UK.
In addition to his dedication to printmaking, Tom also explores painting, drawing and digital image-making. His work has been widely exhibited internationally with recent exhibitions including Originals 08 at the Mall Galleries, London and Peace Cards at the Al Kahf Gallery, Bethlehem; UNESCO, Sharjah and ACU Gallery, Australia. He also curated Story, an exhibition of contemporary printmaking held at the Rewak Gallery, Sharjah, UAE.
He is a member of the Printmakers’ Council and has received several awards for his work including from the Printmakers’ Council and the London Print Studio.
Double Cross will feature a series of etching, screen printing and drawings created especially for this exhibition. This will be Tom’s first solo exhibition to be held in Singapore and coincidentally, will be Forth Gallery’s first print exhibition since its inception.
Repetitive patterns and lines are Tom’s visual expressions of his relationship to the world. His fascination with gaps, lines, numbers, and drawing inspiration from them, Tom created works that are about structure, order and disorder.
The artist has created a limited edition of hand made silkscreen invitation cards and will be present to sign them on the opening night.
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