Ian Toms SEASON, Seattle

 

SEASON

1222 NE Ravenna Blvd, Seattle, WA 98105, USA

+1 206 679 0706

robert@season.cz

 

 

 

 

Ian Toms

Born 1983 in Aurora, Illinois, USA

 

 

The work tends toward a dark bent with the intention of reflecting something beyond its appearance. Specific icons and images, along with words that have an immediate connotation of death or darkness, heighten the awareness of the realness of situations. This realness, in turn is granted a history, much like a scar or memory.  The work may appear dense and hard to understand, but using imagery that is countercultural creates a heightened sense of recognition.  Once beyond personal hang-ups or distaste, an apprehension takes over, producing a more articulate language with its brutal honesty.

 

 

 


Ian Toms, Cool Drama, 2012, monoprint, 14 x 10 inches

Ian Toms, Feral Teen (Kennel), 2012, enamel on canvas, 49 x 36 inches

Ian Toms, Untitled (Spell Of), 2012, ink, enamel and tape on paper, 30 x 22 inches

Ian Toms, Black Painting, 2012, oil and enamel on canvas, 16 x 12 inches

Ian Toms, Headstones X 2, 2011, oil, tape and enamel on plexiglass with wood and bar towel, 15 x 25 inches