Tom Climent: In Its Reflection
Irish artist Tom Climent works from his studio in Cork City. Having originally trained as an engineer, he studied at Crawford College of Art, going on to win the Victor Treacy Award and the Tony O’Malley Award. This is Climent’s debut solo exhibition with Solomon Fine Art and the gallery will exhibit a collection of his expressive compositions, which are celebrations of form and sensuous colour; each a harmonious balance of colour and texture.
Climent’s work focuses on the creation of structured spaces while investigating the boundaries between abstraction and representation. Architectural forms are layered like scaffolding and come to rest within calm spatial environments, giving a solidity and monumentality to each painting which often belies their modest dimensions.
Climent’s work process is largely intuitive; the act of painting for him begins a process of discovering unintended connections and relationships, of searching for reason and meaning in the unique situation that emerges. Traces of memories and feelings accumulate and overlap on the canvas as he continues his exploration of the richly rewarding interplay between the subconscious emotional world and the physical process of painting.
Previous solo shows include the Hunt Museum, Fenton Gallery, BlueLeaf Gallery, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery and the Luan Gallery. His work can be found in the public and corporate collections of the Central Bank, the National Treasury Management Agency of Ireland, University College Cork, University College Dublin, Smurfit Business School and AIB Bank, as well as in numerous private collections both at home and abroad.
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:30
Thursday 10:00 - 17:30
Friday 10:00 - 17:30
Saturday 11:00 - 16:00