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Tom Sanford

Tom Sanford, Uptown Local, 2018-2019, acrilico su tela, 180 × 180 × 4 cm

Tom Sanford, Uptown Local, 2018-2019, acrilico su tela, 180 × 180 × 4 cm

Tom Sanford, Uptown Local, 2018-2019, acrilico su tela, 180 × 180 × 4 cm

Tom Sanford, Uptown Local, 2018-2019, acrilico su tela, 180 × 180 × 4 cm

Tom Sanford, Red white and blue corona skull, 2020, acrilico e finta foglia d'oro su tela, 110 x 84 cm

Tom Sanford, Red white and blue corona skull, 2020, acrilico e finta foglia d'oro su tela, 110 x 84 cm

Tom Sanford, Red white and blue corona skull, 2020, acrilico e finta foglia d'oro su tela, 110 x 84 cm

Tom Sanford, Red white and blue corona skull, 2020, acrilico e finta foglia d'oro su tela, 110 x 84 cm

Tom Sanford, Chess Board & Cheeseburger Still Life, 2020, acrilico su tela, 79.3x96.5 cm

Tom Sanford, Chess Board & Cheeseburger Still Life, 2020, acrilico su tela, 79.3x96.5 cm

Tom Sanford, Chess Board & Cheeseburger Still Life, 2020, acrilico su tela, 79.3x96.5 cm

Tom Sanford, Chess Board & Cheeseburger Still Life, 2020, acrilico su tela, 79.3x96.5 cm

Tom Sanford, A Bird in the Hand is Beats Two in the Hole, 2017, acrilico su tela, 100.5 x 149.5 cm

Tom Sanford, A Bird in the Hand is Beats Two in the Hole, 2017, acrilico su tela, 100.5 x 149.5 cm

Tom Sanford, A Bird in the Hand is Beats Two in the Hole, 2017, acrilico su tela, 100.5 x 149.5 cm

Tom Sanford, A Bird in the Hand is Beats Two in the Hole, 2017, acrilico su tela, 100.5 x 149.5 cm

Tom Sanford, Monument to Late Nights, 2017, olio su tela, 162 × 105 × 4 cm

Tom Sanford, Monument to Late Nights, 2017, olio su tela, 162 × 105 × 4 cm

Tom Sanford, Monument to Late Nights, 2017, olio su tela, 162 × 105 × 4 cm

Tom Sanford, Monument to Late Nights, 2017, olio su tela, 162 × 105 × 4 cm

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Tom Sanford è nato nel 1975 a Bronxville (New York, Usa). Ha conseguito un BA alla Columbia University, quindi un MFA all'Hunter College. Vive e lavora nel quartiere di Harlem a New York. 

La sua ricerca e i suo punti di riferimento derivano da un melting pot di fonti, dal Rinascimento al secolo d’oro olandese, dai dipinti dei salotti ottocenteschi alla Pop Art e al Surrealismo-Pop, fino alla grafica dei fumetti politici, dei cartelloni pubblicitari, dei giornali scandalistici e degli articoli presenti nelle stazioni di servizio americane.

I suoi temi sono nature morte e ritratti, ma si focalizza anche su soggetti contemporanei. Le sue nature morte rappresentano soprattutto lattine o bottiglie di birra, ma anche cartoni di pizza e superalcolici. Le sue figure umane, invece, passano in rassegna un’umanità varia, con i cattivi e le vittime, le tragedie e i trionfi della società contemporanea.

L’artista trae ispirazione dal mondo attuale: «Mi interessa la storia, ma lavoro in un periodo post-storico. Io faccio dei dipinti sui tempi in cui vivo -afferma Tom Sanford-I media sono la mia musa, dipingo alla luce del mio computer. Vorrei avere il tempo di dipingere più cose, ma l’arte è lenta e il mondo è veloce».

Le sue opere sono in musei e gallerie di tutto il mondo e ha esposto in mostre personali alla Gallery Poulsen (Copenhagen), Kravets Wehby Gallery (NYC), Galleri SE (Bergen), Gitler & ___ (NYC), Leo Koenig Inc. (NYC), Galleri Faurschou (Copenhagen), BravinLee Programs (NYC), Gallery ZIdane (Lussemburgo) tra le altre, e in numerose mostre collettive. Tom Sanford fa parte del movimento artistico Aftermodernism fondato dal collezionista Hubert Neumann. Nell’ottobre del 2020 espone alla Mucciaccia Contemporary di Roma nella mostra Aftermodernism Chapter 2 Benjamin Edwards Tom Sanford a cura di Cesare Biasini Selvaggi.

2020

Aftermoderism Chapter 2, Benjamin Edwards and Tom Sanford, curated by Cesare Biasini Selvaggi. Mucciaccia Contemporary, Rome, Italy.

2017

Birds of America, EXPLORATIONS OF AUDUBON: THE PAINTINGS OF LARRY RIVERS AND OTHERS, 101/Exhibit, Los Angeles, California.

2016

The Election Collection, Gallerie s.e, Bergen, Norway.

The Oasis, Gitler&___, Harlem, USA.

Poulsen's Fifteen, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

The Four Sons, Gitler&____, Harlem, USA.

Sensorium, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, NYC.

2015

The Hunt of the Unicorn, Gitler&_______, Harlem, USA.

The Copenhagen Interpretation (part 2), Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Copenhagen Interpretation, The Lodge Gallery, NYC

2014

Natural Enemies, curated by Elizabeth Saperstein, Pelham Art Center, New York.

Exquisite Corpse, curated by Amir H. Fallah, Mass Gallery, Austin, TX.

Django, curated by Rene Holm, Galleri Franz Pedersen, Denmark.

2013

Seveth-Inning Stretch, curated by Carlo McCormick & Eric Firestone, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY.

Aftermodernism, curated by Hubert Neumann, The Nassau County Museum of Art, Long Island, NY.

Hello Nasty, curated by Chris Bors, Cindy Rucker Gallery, NYC.

The Wild Bunch, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Die Wunderkammer, curated by Keith Schweitzer and Jason Patrick Voegele, The Lodge, NYC.

Weird World, (with Don Porcello & Toru Ishii), ISE Cultural Foundation, NYC.

2012

How Much Do I Owe You?, curated by Manon Slome & No Longer Empty, LIC NYC.

About Face, curated by Daniel Weinberg, ACME gallery, Los Angeles.

Double Dirty Dozen, Frieght + Volume Gallery, New York City

It’s Hard to Leave When You Can’t Find the Door, LaMontagne Gallery, Boston.

Disorder, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York City.

Come and Get It!, Herdershot Gallery, New York City

The Wicked Twins: Fame and Notoriety, Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey.

Drawn To You, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Good Intentions, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

MIE: A Portrait by 35 Artists, Curated by Nick Lawrence and Mie Iwatsuki, Frieght +Volume, New York City

2011

From Where You Just Arrived, organized by Ryan Schneider & Jonas Wood, Pepin Moore, Los Angeles.

Die Like You Really Mean It, curated by Frank Webster & Paul Brainard, Allegra LaViola Gallery, NYC.

MAKE Skateboards, curated by Scott Ogden, i-20 Gallery, NYC.

Bitches Brew (New Art from New York 2), Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

SICK! curated by Meghan Carleton and Max Wolf, Misc., NYC.

Pornucopia, Allegra LaViola Gallery, NYC

Battle of the Brush, curated by Alex Glauber, Bryant Park, NYC

2010

Xmas Show, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Three Amigos: Tom Sanford, Eric White & Nicola Verlota, Galleri S.E., Bergen, Norway.

RUN AND TELL THAT!: New Work from New York, curated by Eric Gleason and David Prince, SUart Galleries, Syracuse University, NY. (online catalog here)

The Incomplete – Paris, curated by Hubert Neumann, GALERIE JEAN-LUC+TAKAKO RICHARD, Paris, France. (catalog available here)

50 Ways to Keep Your Lover, Galleri S.E., Bergen, Norway.

BIG PICTURE, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY.

Irascible Assholes, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Currents – Benjamin Edwards, Jessica Jackson Hutchins & Tom Sanford, Nassau County Museum of Art, Long Island, NY.

BUSHWICK SCHLACHT curated by Guillermo Creus.

The Antidote, Claire Oliver Fine Art, NYC.

Never Can Say Goodbye, Tower Record/No Longer Empty, NY.

2009

TOO BIG TO FAIL, NADA/LaMontagne Gallery, 375 Flatbush, Brooklyn

No Longer Empty 3, The Invisible Dog, Brooklyn, NY
Low Blow: And Other Species of Confusion, Stux Gallery, New York, NY 
Summer Exhibition, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
Luxus – Ruhe – Wollust. Arbeiten auf Papier, Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin

2008

In Your Face, Buia Gallery, New York, NY
The Main Event, Schroeder Romero, New York, NY
Leisure Suite (curated by Martin Basher), Neiman Center, Columbia University, New York, NY
Accrochage, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark

2007

No New Tale To Tell….,31 GRAND, Brooklyn, NY
The Incomplete (curated by Hubert Neumann), Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY
Heroes…Like us?, Palazzo delle Arti, Napoli, Italy
Dangerous Beauty, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY

2006

Reflections (20 Year Anniversary), Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark
Celebrity, Sixtyseven Gallery, New York, NY

2005

Star-Star: Toward the Center of Attention, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
Self Preservation Society, Leo Koenig Inc., NYC
Leaving Cockaigne, Leo Koenig Inc., NYC

2004

The Beautiful Ones, 31 GRAND, Brooklyn, NY
Rowdy Remix, ATM Gallery, New York, NY
Super Salon, Samson Projects, Boston, MA

2002

Derivative (curated by Sarah Rosenbaum), Bingo Hall, Brooklyn, NY
Enough About Me (curated by Deborah Kass), Momenta, Brooklyn, NY

2001

EyeSaw, Ledeco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1999

Size Matters, Gale Gates et al., Brooklyn, NY
The Road Show (curated by Mike Wiess), dfn Gallery, NYC

1998

Surfing the Surface, dfn Gallery NYC

2018

Have you seen this Man?, Gitler &____, Harlem, USA

Triad (with James Busby and Christian Schumann), Neumann Wolfson Art, NY, NY

2017

Greetings From Harlem, The Palm Tree Gallery, London, England.

2015

What’s Good in the ‘Hood, Gitler&____, Harlem, USA.

The Rape of the Masters, Gallerie s.e, Bergen, Norway.

2014

The Lifes of the Artists, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2013

Café des Artistes, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, NYC.

2012

100 Little Deaths, BravinLee Programs, NYC.

The Saints of the Lower East Side, Curated by Keith Schweitzer, ArtUp, FABnyc, New York, NY.

2011 

CLASH, Curated by Erna Hecey, Gallery Zidoun, Luxembourg

The Decline of Western Civilization (part 3), Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

POWHIDA, collaboration with William Powhida, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY.

2008

Mr. Hangover Leo Koenig Inc., New York, NY

2007

Bad Religion, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark

2006

I will Fukn Rob Your White Ass, Leo Koenig Inc., NY

2005

The Life and Times of TomPAC, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark

2004

TomPAC, Western Projects, Los Angeles, CA 

2003

Bling, 31 Grand, Brooklyn NY

Keepin’ it Gangsta, Keepin’ it Global, Tomoya Saito Gallery, Tokyo,  Japan