Tomorrow’s flames are already burning » Works by Tom Jean Webb
January 20, 2015 to April 15, 2015
Presented by The DEN
Tomorrow’s flames are already burning is an upcoming exhibition of paintings and mixed media work by emerging LA-based British artist Tom Jean Webb, also known as Birdman, and will open Wednesday January 21, 2015 at The DEN in downtown, Austin, Texas.
“My work started off as an interest in aesthetics of social movements. The art was created as a means to represent a social message or way of life. I became interested in telling my own story, a creation of a new era or society with its own objects based on a personal expression of internal issues and social commentary, designing and developing my own symbols and imagery in order to suggest a message. My visual representations allow me to continue to understand the ideas of these objects, the role that art plays in the presentation of these movements, and the proposed visualization of an idealistic or honest statement. My pieces allude to a fictional social movement, ceremony, culture, escapism, feeling or folklore that are expressed within the materials of my objects.“
Webb’s work is powerful in its simplistic expression. The gentle aesthetic symbols mixed in various mediums and color palettes combine to create an ephemeral and strong visual statement unique to the artist and his view of the world. His work has been featured in solo and group shows internationally. He also creates outdoor murals and his latest creation can be seen just off La Cienega Blvd in Los Angeles, California one of the most traversed streets in the city center. The DEN and The Fuzz have commissioned Webb to create a mural in east Austin to act as a satellite project of this show.
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Tomorrow’s flames are already burning will be open to the public beginning January 21, 2015 to April 15, 2015
Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM, Sunday 12 PM to 5 PM and Mondays by appointment only.