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Guy Thomas BA(hons)Fine Art Dip ATSelected artist profile information for this contemporary British Sculptor
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About Guy ThomasGuy Thomas creates sinuous forged steel sculptures that evoke water worn landscape, capturing the rhythm and form of places both real and poetic. He has also worked in bronze casting organic objects directly such as blackberries,brambles and poppy/cardoon heads. Combining these simple fruits of the earth with this history-laden material makes these sculptures so original and powerful.
Exhibition History of Guy ThomasGroup Exhibitions
Royal Academy Summer Show, London 2012, 2009, 2008, 2001, 1997, 1996, 1994
Corsham Re-formed, Tokarska Gallery, London 2012
3+1, Walcot Chapel, Bath 2012
The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London 2011, 2009, 1996
Royal British Society of Sculptors, London 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Royal West of England Academy, Bristol 2002-2010 inclusive
Bath Society of Artists Summer Exhibition, Victoria Gallery, Bath 2003-2014 incl
Millstream Sculpture Garden, Bishopstrow, Warminster 2008
Porthminster Gallery, St Ives 2011-2014
`The Language of sculpture` Porthminster Gallery, St Ives 2014
Belgrave Gallery, St Ives 2010
Workshop Wales Gallery, Fishguard 2009, 2008, 2007
Sculpture in Paradise, Chichester Cathedral, 2005
Bronzeworks, New Burlington Street Gallery, London 1994
One Person Show
Magdalen Chapel, Bath 2010
Horsham Arts Centre, West Sussex 1993
Biography / CV of Guy ThomasGuy Thomas was born in Kent and studied art at Maidstone college of Art, Bath Academy of Art and completed a postgraduate diploma in Art Therapy at Herts college of Art. He has been making sculpture since 1985.
For the past ten years he has been running a studio at Stowford manor farm Wiltshire. He has been a member of Bath Society of Artists since 2004 and was chairman of the society 2010-2012. Guy has exhibited widely including the Royal Academy summer show and with the Royal British society of Sculptors London.
He is currently showing work with the Porthminster Gallery St Ives and Wine street Gallery Devizes.
Artist Statement of Guy ThomasMy sculpture reflects the rhythm and form of places both real and poetic.
Steel is the material most able to express my sculptural concerns. Malleability, texture, three dimensionality, physicality, rhythm and balance. I work in a very direct exploratory way. Working with the feeling of movement i want to convey.
Cutting with oxy-propane torch, forging, twisting, bending, grinding, shaping elements. Then by a process of adding and subtracting arriving at a composition i feel is harmonious. Orchestration may best describe this process. Sometimes taking apart and completely restarting. The sculptures are finished by rusting naturally and varnishing to protect them from the elements. The small interior pieces are waxed and some are painted white.
The titles come later and are poetic in origin and have to feel completely right for the sculpture.
Awards and Prizes of Guy ThomasBath Society of Artists three dimensional prize 2009
Acquisitions / Collections of work by Guy ThomasSimon ward-Jackson London
Dr Baas The Netherlands
Private collections-Scotland Bath Cornwall London Wales
Reviews of work by Guy ThomasBronzeworks 1984-"At one point in my research i remember thinking that there was going to be a distinct lack of anything organic in the show. And then i was shown Guy Thomas`s three blackberries, cast from frozen fruit in the hedgerow. They were and indeed are very beautiful. These blackberries are made of bronze and they certainly make the fruit seem special-but it is this conjunction of this precious and history-laden material with a common wayside berry that makes the sculpture so effective. The artists normally works in steel but all his work is concerned with his response to landscape. The Cardoon, the poppy head and the blackberry are all remarkable forms, which here have been applied to the structure of an abstract sculpture. The effect is further complicated by some of what is normally regarded as the detritus of the casting process, including the `investment` which has also been incorporated. So this is the sculpture that makes us most aware not only of the possibilities but also the mechanics of casting. It is the blackberries, though, which stick in the mind. Fenella Crichton."
18@108 Sculptors on Sculpture Royal British society of Sculptors 2006
"Guy Thomas`s choice to incorporate organic found objects into his bronze forms-such as poppies, pine cones and brambles reflects the natural wonders of in art."
RWA 154th autumn exhibition- Guy Thomas Pondlife steel
"The sculptor has obviously tipped his hat in the direction of Sir Anthony Caro, but the piece has strength and integrity in it`s own right."
3+1 Walcot chapel Bath 2012-
"I responded to the quality of line in this work"
"Guy Thomas uses the material of industry - steel - to fix the forces of nature. Thomas orchestrates the dynamic fluidity of landscape and seascape, but the organic force has become unyielding metal. The forces of nature crash into Thomas`s work."
Stephen Clarke 2012
Qualifications / Education of Guy ThomasMaidstone College of Art 1983-1984 Foundation
Bath Academy of Art 1984-1987 BA (hons) Fine Art
Herts College of Art 1989-1990 Postgraduate Diploma Art Therapy
Publications / Media / Bibliography of Guy ThomasBronzecasting A Manual of Techniques Crowood Press 1995- Author
The Encyclopedia of Sculpting Techniques John Plowman Headline 1995
Start Sculpting John Plowman sanstone books 1995
The Art Book volume 13 issue 4 Book review John Huggins sculptor by Peter Davies
Teaching ExperienceWimbledon School of Art Sculture Technician/Lecturer 1990-1995
Devised `Exploring sculpture` Summer schools Wimbledon school of Art
Devised and taught `Painting with Freedom` workshops Bath 2002-
HMP Eastwood park Gloucestershire taught art to female adolescents in prison.
Influences / Inspiration of Guy ThomasRodin
Charles Hewlings my tutor at college
Price Range of WorkGuy Thomas's work has a price range from £1,167 to £3,000
£800-£3500 smaller works are available.
Mediums utilisedGuy Thomas's work is found in the following materials:
steel Bronze forged steel
Artwork CategorisedGuy Thomas's work is found in the following categories on site:
Modern Abstract Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures or Statues or statuettes or statuary (8)
Fabricated Metal Abstract sculpture (7)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (7)
Abstract Plants Fruits Trees Leaves Flowers Statues Sculptures (6)
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine (6)
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Outdoor Outside Exterior Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary (6)
Recycled Materials / Objets trouvees or Upcycle sculpture Statues statuettes (4)
Marine Maritime Water Sea sculpture statue statuette (3)
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture (3)
Organic / Abstract Sculpture (3)
Cloud, Breeze, Wave and Wind Sculptures (3)
Angular Abstract Modern Contemporary sculpture statuary (2)
Small / Little Abstract Contemporary Sculptures / Statues (2)
Sculpture or Statues made from Metal Rods or Bars (2)
Vegetable Sculptures / Statues / statuettes (2)
Objets Trouve or Found Objects Sculptures or Statues
Construction Abstract Sculpture Statues
Aquatic Sculptures Fish / Shells / Sharks / Seals / Corals / Seaweed
Foliage Leaves Carvings Sculpture Statues
Plant Outdoor Outside Garden or Yard sculpture statue statuette
Abstract Modern Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary both Indoor Or outside
Tree Plant Shrub Bonsai sculpture statue statuette
Abstract Loop Indoor and Outside Sculptures / Statues / statuettes
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