Custom House Studios hosts Quadrants, an exhibition of paintings by Tom Climent opening at Custom House Studios, Westport Quay, on Thursday January 26 at 7.30pm. The exhibition runs every day until February 19. Tom Climent is a painter from Cork. His recent works focus on creation of a structured space, while investigating the boundaries between abstraction and representation.
The paintings in this exhibition reference associations to land and our search and desire to find a place within it. His work process is largely intuitive, the act of painting for him starts a process of discovering unintended connections and relationships, of searching for reason and meaning in the unique situation that emerges. The first marks and structures create the environment for a process that requires him to constantly re-evaluate what is important so he can find out what the painting will be.
Previous solo shows include Between Chance and Rhyme at The Hunt Museum, New paintings at the The Fenton Gallery, Pure at The Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dust at the Garter Lane Arts Centre, Hansel's House at the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dancing Parade at the Triskel Arts Centre, Final State at the BlueLeaf Gallery, Vessels at The Luan Gallery, and In its Reflection at Solomon Fine Art.
His work is in the collections of The Irish Central Bank, The Irish National Treasury Management Agency, University College Cork, University College Dublin, University of Limerick, Smurfit Business School, AIB Bank, The National Self-Portrait Collection of Ireland, NCB Stockbrokers, The Cork Opera House, Cork City Council, The Irish Office of Public Works, Cork Institute of Technology, The American Embassy in Dublin, Deloitte, Investec, and private collections in Ireland, UK, Spain, France, USA and Canada.