Tom Lund-Lack

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Thomas Lund-Lack is an artist who specialises in equestrian and marine work; nevertheless he has covered a wide variety of subject matter and should not be seen as confining his painting to his best known subject matter. In 2011 he has exhibited at the Red Dot Art Fair and Art Expo, New York and in December will be at Red Dot Art fair Miami

His compositions are easily recognised as they contain drama and movement, frequently powerful; the hallmarks of his work. His aim in every new piece is to arrest the motion of the subject and by artificial means and hold it fixed so that in year or a hundred years, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again. All art is an illusion and his work captures the essence of the subject, sometimes reducing it to the bare minimum, the epithet ‘less is more’ being a guiding principal that enhances the illusory effect. “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see”, to quote Edgar Degas. To Thomas the attraction of the racing thoroughbred is an irresistible temptation as the subject so lends itself to his style of painting

Large, fast yachts are motifs, which together with a backdrop of sky and sea form the foundation of dramatic and exciting marine paintings. To capture the movement of a wave or the light on clouds is in every sense a challenge and the moment when all the elements are in harmony is fleeting. These elusive features are difficult to bring together successfully yet are the very features he believes form an attractive combination of colours and tones, reflective of many moods

Those of his paintings that encompass horse racing often give rise to the question of which horse and which race? Sometimes the answer is none, they are generic; the paintings aim to capture in one impression all the elements of racing. The use of figurative subjects, broken lines, abstract highlights and loose flowing brushstrokes as well as the heavier application of paint using palette knives, fingers and rags. Yet most recently he has taken to applying the same methodology to real horses and events as depicted in ‘Dream Ahead’ and ‘Nathanial’