Tom Polo’s ‘somewhere on the edge of you’ exhibition
Contemporary Australian artist Tom Polo unveils the complexities of our inner lives through gestural acts of portraiture. His paintings oscillate between the figurative and abstracted, between self and other, recording the emotional, performative and psychological aspects of human exchange and re-imagining painting as a theatre between the viewer and the artwork.
Introspection sits at the heart of his painting practice, as does intellectual engagement. In his recent exhibition, ‘somewhere on the edge of you’, September 2023, at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Polo presented a new body of work developed through studio sittings with 12 subjects he invited to participate in his process.