'Black Flag', Tom Bull

A painting of a small hut on stilts in what looks like the sea

20 x 25 cm, Oil paint on shaped MDF, 2007

Artist's statement

My interest in painting is derived from having encountered the quietness and grace of 18th-century Japanese landscape painting. I endeavour to paint with a muted form of expression. Huts on stilts, raised walkways, A-frames, ladders and billboards
litter the fictitious landscapes. They are the traces of human existence (human idiosyncrasy), but they also act as technical devices, making the landscape somehow more tangible.


Tom Bull was born in Shoreham, West Sussex in 1983. He studied at Brighton and Hove City College 2001-02 and Middlesex University 2002-05. Since graduating he has shown in London
in group shows including' Middlesex University Degree Show' Old Truman Brewery 2005, 'You don't have to murder your father' The Empire 2005, 'Best of the Best and Art in Mind' La Viande 2005, 'Jam' John Jones Project Space 2006 and 'Square Eye's' John Jones Project Space 2007.

Tom Bull website