Beaks & Troughs Exhibition

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I have an exhibition opening at The Farm, Bristol on Saturday May 3rd, 6pm. With music from djs Mutley, Trufflehunter & special guest playing hip-hop/soul/funk & the electronic spectrum. To stay up to date with proceedings visit the Facebook Event Beaks and Troughs attendees will be entered to win a limited print, more information on which will be released via Facebook closer to the opening.

Extremes

extremes-for-web
Oil & spraypaint on wood, 110 x 80cm
The same woman mirrored and placed in the extremes of different cultures.
The gold shines in real life.
SOLD

Dalstonist

Dalstonist
I recently did an Illustration for the Dalstonist. A great free paper for those living in the Hackney area of London. I even read it and I live in Bristol.

Syrian Man

syrian-manNew painting.
oil & spray paint on wood
47x33cm

Painted for a charity auction in Bristol. Money going to the Syrian Children’s Appeal. Bidding ends on Dec 6th, more information here .

If you don’t live in Bristol you can me email your bid and I will pass it on to the organisers.
contact@tomrawles.com

Finally I documented the making of this one on instagram, you can find me @tomishuman or view it here .

Laugharne weekend 2013

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Went back to my home town to do a live painting of Dylan Thomas at the Laugharne Weekend festival. Dylan Thomas because he lived and wrote and drank in Laugharne. There is a Laugharne Weekend for the same reason. Going bigger next year.
Still need to find a photo of the painting finished, the one on the right is as close as I’ve found, but it’s not that close.

I Am Human

So I’ve started my own clothing label called I am Human. There’s just one design so far. The plan is to sell some of these to fund the next one. It’s over here – iamhumanonline.com. You can keep up to date by ‘liking’ here – facebook or ‘following’ here – twitter.

ArtIsAn Idea

The nice people over at the new and very shiny ArtIsAnIdea.com have done a feature on me. There is an interview, sketchbook section, a retrospective look at development & photos of the process of my last painting. If you don’t like me there’s loads of stuff on other people too.

quantum amounts of faith

Mind over matter. Mind not of matter but of the self, I think therefore I cannot pin point an electron. Beauty in the form of an equation I don’t understand. I believe what I am told, from the Krauss, Cox generation of marvelling at the wonder, the story, but when I don’t understand the maths I need faith. I scratch my balls, electrons realign and an order of difference is maintained. Faith in science is where I am at.

I used to lie awake at night asking the question, you know, the question, how is there anything? Deflating inflation, rewinding the expansion and pausing on the moment before, Boom. A ball of massive mass floats in front of me. From the darkness an evolution of misunderstood gods step into the light, waving to me like old men sellers in a Marakeshian souk. I politely refuse and leave with nothing.
I would think conspiracist thoughts of parts of the brain being deliberately turned off, by..? The parts which deal with the enormous and the quantum. Inbuilt brick walls of incomprehension.

One night (21/02/2011), asking the question, the origin, the ball of mass floating, spinning behind my closed eyes, I thought ‘wouldn’t nothing be as strange as something’ and I felt better. My god is me. I exist, I think, therefore you can find me, mathless, skimming over the surface of a lake painted by smiling men of science who exist in a box I bought and plugged in.

higgs boson

a new painting, now the exhibition has opened over the next week I’ll post photos of the new paintings.

oil, gold leaf & spray paint on wood
140 x 100 cm

 

EL SOL at The Farm

I have a solo show at The Farm, Bristol. Opening on Friday the 6th of January from 7pm with music from dj’s Mutely & Trufflehunter supplying a whole spectrum of audible treats to make the ears smile. There will be unseen paintings, some from my own personal collection and several limited edition prints.
The paintings will be up for the whole of January.
Why not have a look if you are in the area.
Facebook event page

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It’s been a while. In the middle of a painting that has devoured my life. ^Above^ is a small part of it. I will try and be more regular from now on.

In other news, I have a solo exhibition confirmed for January, which I am not going to spam you about… yet. It’s in Bristol and it’s in a drinking establishment, so whilst the alcohol won’t be free, it will be plentiful. Does anybody know any Bristol DJs who like things on the Def Jux end of the spectrum?

 

lines

Flags, separate, crossing your bit
you’re a bit like that
bombs damage the ground
and relations
moving rocks, rocket propelled, caterpillar tracks
leaving eaten, leaves, autumnal
the bit at the end when the trees are bare
not yet winter
on the boundary between
looking at each side the flags are similar
invisible line
one side yours
one side mine.

emw – live drawing

Did some live drawing for Electronic Music Wales in The Parrot, Carmathen, Wales, last Friday night. Caught up with some good people. Above is the result of many long time no sees and many more long beers can just about sees.
An mc (D.Gritty) dropped the line ‘i put more holes in ya than a string vest’, which I enjoyed, and he signed.

more photos of the night… …continue reading/more images »

the same stuff but better

I’m made of the same stuff as everything
Better than everything
though, thought through… similarity.
But I am different. Tough.
Cleverer. Better, yes better.
Believe or ignore, believe and ignore.
Made of the same stuff
as celebrities and stars*.
Those trees and things in the sea
were dangerous anyway.
Carefree, free to care, I don’t.

the be·gin·ning of the end

the point of time or space at which anything begins
the last part or extremity, lengthwise
an act or circumstance of entering upon an action or state
the furthermost imaginable place or point
the initial stage or part of anything
termination of existence
origin conclusion extremity source