Tom Anholt


oil on linen
99 x 75 inches

In Upstream, Berlin-based, British artist Tom Anholt depicts a luminous, moonlit landscape with a silhouetted boat dwarfed by the grandeur of the scene. Anholt has described his approach to painting as “huge loops that suck in 5,000 years of art history and rotate back to today.” The vast range of styles that have inspired this work can be seen in the simplified organic geometry of the landscape, the vignetting from the corners, and the quiet innocence of the figure paddling alone at night. Anholt is a graduate of the Chelsea College of Art, and he has been the subject of solo exhibitions at EIGEN + ART, Berlin and Leipzig; Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul; and Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen. The artist was featured in the 2018 survey KNOWN/UNKNOWNS at the Saatchi Gallery, London.