Tom Bull (b. 1995, UK) is a sculpture and installation artist whose work addresses the complex and often unsettling nature of urban and suburban living in current times. Drawing inspiration from the landscapes of folklore, urbanisation, and ritualism, Bull investigates the intricate interplay between fiction and representation, violence and sensitivity, truth and mythology. His sculptures are a testament to his skilful craftsmanship and ability to convey profound meaning through objects that lie at the intersection between art, architecture, and design.

His sculptural practice challenges and alters traditions, lore, and genre. The artist’s latest series explores the concept of ‘country life’ by examining issues and themes of land, grief, community, wealth, nostalgia, access, labour and violence. With a wide range of tools and materials adopted from architecture, model making, craft, farming and forestry, his oeuvre is intricate and multifaceted, moving beyond imitating life to manifest the ambiguities of humanity.

The artist was part of Artvisor’s exhibition Untitled (Radical Objecthood) held in London during Frieze 2023. Other notable exhibitions include a solo show at E-Werk, Germany, and Des Bains, London.

Bull recently completed a residency at the Chilgok International Transmedia Festival, Yetea Museum, South Korea (2023), and was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2022. He has received multiple awards, including the London Bronze Casting Fellowship (2023); the Hari Graduate Art Prize (2022), selected by Gavin Turk, Liz Gilmore, Matthew Burrows, and Aindrea Emelife; the Visions in the Nunnery (2022), selected by Patrick Goddard and the Gilbert Bayes Award from the Royal Society of Sculptors (2022). In 2021, He was awarded the Goldsmiths tuition fee waiver for academic excellence during his Masters and the Thomas Scholarship from UCL. He undertook the Associate Studio Programme, a three-year residency at Acme Studios in 2019, and the Sudgen Arts Fellowship in 2018.

Selected Exhibitions

Artvisor, UK; The Bomb Factory, UK; E-Werk, Germany; Essex University, UK; South London Gallery, UK; OHSH Projects, UK; Studio West, UK; The Others Art Fair, Italy; Airspace Gallery, UK; Lever Gallery, UK; Blitz Gallery, Malta.


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