"I was approached by the group PornSaints to produce a piece and was introduced to a model/performer Lila Night, then I produced the painting from there. I took the line 'Hell is empty and all the devils are here' from Shakepeare's 'The Tempest' and it kinda grew from there." - Tom Bagshaw
For his personal work Tom Bagshaw has developed a highly rendered digital painting style through which he explores themes of fantasy, beauty and mysticism. 'Yokai Dreams' is his first series created for a solo show and it masterfully demonstrates all the key qualities of his work which, while dealing with very imaginative content, aims for a strong level of realism in its presentation.
The darker, creepy elements in Bagshaw's paintings are often balanced out with quirky or humorous details which are charming for the viewer to discover. While feminine beauty plays a large role in his work, the women he depicts are never frail damsels in distress. More often than not they're strong, intriguing characters, with an air of mystery to them.
Though much of his reputation was gained through commercial work it is Yokai Dreams - his first exhibition - that marks his graduation from successful illustrator to highly-skilled, original and intriguing fine artist.
This print is 14 x 20 Archival Pigment Print on 330gsm Fine Art Paper with an edition of only 30
This RUN comes signed, numbered and with a Certificate of Authenticity from Tom Bagshaw and 1xRUN
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