Tom Berne

Tom Berne

Smug

“Smug”, a cheeky rendition of how Jeremy Clarkson’s self-titled “Smug face” would look on a chimpanzee. Acrylics on canvas, 2014.    

The Magic Finger

Roald Dahl’s work gives his young audience the instinctive fight or flight reaction through adult themes scarcely available to them in children’s literature. Death, survival…

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What if the monster under the bed just wanted to talk? Coloured pencils on A4 paper, 2013.  

Frankie

Frankenstein to me is a misunderstood individual. In the original sketch he wears a hoodie and earphones of the typical individual portrayed negatively by the…

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The client titled “ Darling Collection” is a set of applied graphics for a range of children’s clothing. Two designs for 0-18 months, 18 months…

Urban Isolation

Urban isolation is an exaggeration of the physical detachment experienced in an influx of digital technology. Intended to lean towards the audience in a top-heavy…

Sylvia Plath's Mirror

“Mirror” by Sylvia Plath is a beautifully brutal and honest piece of poetry. Haunted by her reflection, Plath writes of the old woman she sees…

My Darling

“My Darling” is the personification of anguished desire; a starved creature with a mouth built for appetite. It is titled after the Marshall Mathers song…

Fake Smile 1

“Fake Smile #1″ was created whilst focusing on muscle movement in a forced smile. Painting spontaneously and using myself as a blind reference whilst feeling…

9-5

The doughy loose, visceral, quality of a numbed expression. Anaesthesia of the senses. Annotated; “Casual flippancy comes down heavy, nonchalance pooling in the expressions on…