Tom Godwin | mr | coventry | Art Jobs
Country: United Kingdom
City: coventry
Industry: Fine Arts
Professional Title: mr
Specialties: Digital and Film Photography, Adobe Suites; Illustrator; Photoshop; painting; drawing;digital artist; graphic design; MC office pack;Teaching art; 3D sculpting in Zbrush;, Abstract Art

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I am a fine artist from Coventry creating Sci-Fi abstract art from film/digital photography as well as other mediums such as collage. I have also been doing part time work for a local magazine as a live music photographer. My work focuses on the use of photography to create views of the future for the viewer to interoperate in their own personal way. I use a range of techniques to manipulate images of landscapes or architecture and transform them into symmetrical, futuristic structures. I see these as visual explorations into the future and what it might hold. My work asks questions without providing answers, I leave that part to the viewer. Strong and powerful visual imagery is an important aspect of my work, I am naturally drawn to visually strong art and this is something I present in my work. My process merges both analog film photography and digital post processing to achieve the final result. I will use medium format film cameras to take initial images then scan the developed images onto my laptop where I will crop certain sections of an image I find interesting and experiment with duplicating these sections or overlaying them with others in Photoshop. This acts as a merging between the future and the past within the medium of photography and links in with the focus of my practice. I take most the inspiration for my imagery from different forms of science fiction. Films such as “2001 a space odyssey” have been very influential on the creation of my imagery as well as novels by the author Kurt Vonnegut specifically “The Sirens of Titan”. I am fascinated with the different ways in which the future is interoperated and how it can range from utopia to apocalyptic. The work of Richard Orchardson has been very influential in the development of my practice, I find his approach to the future to be very intriguing and inspiring. The use of colour is also a very important aspect of my work. I am really interested in the way different colours can evoke different emotions and the way people attach personal memories to colours. “Chroma” by Derek Jarman has become very influential in my interpretation of colour and the way I use it in my work