Admission will be free
Entitled ‘The Walter Winkalot Club’, the exhibition will remain on display at the gallery until October 21.
The exhibition will bring together everything from paintings and illustrations to sculptures, furniture and crafts and aims to be the” litmus test for a series of continuous collaborative experiments into the creative process.”
Says the gallery, “Tom’s work is about confronting the fear of death by experiencing life and raising the question of living, asking why we get caught up in the rhythms of a materialistic life. His art strips back human condition to its core in an attempt to refine life to its simplest form, hitting us with a disarming childish naivety. As we move faster and evolve, what do we leave behind?”
Tom Leamon, born in 1981 in London, is a painter whose creations are an “experiment into releasing expressions of freedom in an altogether constrained world.
“Tom’s work delves into that of the human psyche, with a fascination in the cycle of birth, life, growth and death. There are stories being told in each and every piece, hidden and fractured messages which implore you to fully immerse yourself. By exploring symbolism in a number of mark making techniques, Tom’s works challenge us on both a sentimental and spiritual level,” Gama Rama adds.
Tom’s artistic journey began soon after leaving university when he set up the art collective ‘Us So Far’. With a lack of opportunities to exhibit in established galleries, the group took on derelict buildings all over the UK, where they would curate unique and disruptive exhibitions.
In 2004, he was given a year-long bursary to work at Red Cow Studios where he created a collection for his first solo exhibition. The following years saw him hold numerous solo exhibitions and several curatorial events.
Tom now lives in Portugal where he continues to hone his skills creating new and challenging bodies of work. With multiple International solo exhibitions in Portugal and the UK, Leamon has also had solo exhibitions in Miami and been involved in multiple group shows in London, Lisbon, Berlin and Paris. He has shown at ArtRio, Rio De Janeiro, Untitled Art Fair Miami and Frieze Viewing Room New York.
Gama Rama is located on Rua do Prior, no.13. Admission to the exhibition will be free.