Lot F gallery is proud to present "ANIMAL MOTHER" Recent works by Thomas Buildmore. In his first Boston solo show, this new body of work is in line with what viewers have seen from the artist in the past; the depiction of a dark world of pop culture. Drawing parallels between popular media, Fine art, advertising, and war, "Media and pop culture have formed an Army to wage all out war upon us, a harsh physiological environment' says Buildmore. Rather than being defeated by it, Thomas Buildmore wants to thrive in it.
Imagery of familiar characters are twisted and augmented to create something amusingly disturbing. Multiple 10” x 10” paintings arranged together become a sort of platoon, alone they are small, but together as a group they become a large powerful statement. Buildmore's larger works are full of semiotic symbols, iconic references and familiar cartoon characters. Drawing from the fine art world, cable television, and the internet, In this new body of work the Artist investigates a wide rage of media including found objects, sculpture, photography, and paint to explore these complex ideas about our world.
"This is My war, there are many like it but this one is mine! Without it I am Nothing, Without me it is Nothing" -ANIMAL MOTHER
After attending the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, in Boston, Buildmore briefly called South Boston artist warehouse, the Distillery, his home. Where he founded Overkill Studio, straddling the intersection of artist, art director and curator. In 2010, he moved to Philadelphia, where he teamed up with photographer Dan King, establishing Old City artist studio StupIDEAsy, a place where they could stretch out and explore their creativity with friends.
Shortly after this, he and fellow artist, Scott Chasse started traveling art collective, Paint It Now. The artist has also been featured in two exhibitions at NYC's Woodward Gallery on the Lower East Side along the likes of Andy Warhol, Basquiat and Jasper Johns. After “Misappropriation”, a very successful exhibition at Lot F Gallery featuring Buildmore and Chasse in March 2012, the gallery is very excited to pick up where it left off with Buildmore's solo works. Please join us to celebrate at the opening reception on Friday, March 8, 2013 at Lot F Gallery, from 7-11 pm.