Born in 1982, Tom French grew up in Newcastle Upon Tyne, North East England. Tom began his studies at the Newcastle School of Art and Design and went on to graduate from the Sheffield Institute of Art and Design achieving a first class BA Honors in 2005.
His works are predominantly figurative. He carefully combines detailed photorealism with strong elements of abstraction and surrealism, focusing on the reflection of the conscious and subconscious mind. French’s work often treads the fine line between the beautiful and unsettling, combining technically tight, classical charcoal drawings with carefree, loose and ostensibly unfinished abstract forms. By fusing the technical with lively abstraction French brings life and movement to his compositions. His work seamlessly merges the use of academic tradition with contemporary urban realism
This week's global street art review coincides with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25th November) and central for the edition will be works revolvong around the intimate complex nature of women. It will also explore worthy walls done for Art Basel Week in Miami.
Leading off the way is this fantastic Fin Dac and Angelina Christina collaborative piece, named 'Vroom Vroom' in Williamsburg. The two artists' distinctive styles and colour palette blend in perfect harmony, making the work a true delight. Take a closer look at the close-up shots below to see for yourselves.
Other notable pieces come from Anthony Lister (Wynwood), Hyuro (Terracina, Italy), RONE (Wynwood), Remed (Martinique, France), David de la Mano (Montevideo), Olek (Wynwood) and Alice Pasquini (Paris).