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Tom Hallet

Tom Hallet’s (°1990, BE) artistic practice consists of drawings and sculptures and is fueled by a quest for representation and recognition. Hallet investigates autobiographical structures and intimate memories in order to unearth ancient dynamics, social constructions, canonical thinking and psychological inheritance. The two media engage in a continuous and inclusive discourse with each other and the viewer, concerning queer themes and dominant narratives about love and identity, violence and loss. The titles of the works address as letters, dedicated to lovers, family members, queer icons, as well as their aggressors. The drawings depict highly detailed, fantastical sceneries, sometimes abstract, sometimes figurative, always visceral, wherein bodies are fused into dense nature.

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To Derek, 2020; pencil on paper, 21x29,7, courtesy of the artist