Tom Van Herrewege's drawings and sculptures can be seen in the new window space at Erlang House. Within this body of work he is looking at how design is often influenced and informed by aspects of form from the animal kingdom. Although the images and objects created take a reverse and somewhat abstract approach to this and the resulting work suggests a series of unusable or useless instruments. Tom's work has been inspired largely by curiosities from Wunderkammer collections and other museums over the last few years and he is interested in their relationship with modern sculpture and what it is that defines a curiosity.
Tom was born in Leicester, and completed his BA at Loughborough College of Art and his MA at Wimbledon College of Art in 2006. He now lives in London and was recently artist in residence at Tanks Art Centre, Cairns, Australia.
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