British Thomas Hedger is a freelance artist with a BA in Graphic Design at the Central Saint Martins in London, from where he gained much of his artistic inspiration from. He is currently living in London and is being represented by MP Arts.
He is an award-winning artist whose eye-catching pieces utilizes negative space to create bold artworks, employing a selected color palette to depict a wide variety of subject matter, from witty everyday scenarios to more serious and abstract concepts.
“Drawing on a computer can be quite brutal, so I’ve been thinking about how I can make it more beautiful,”, he explains. Thomas has spent the last year or so finessing his work and immersing himself in longer projects: 2017 saw him take his first steps into the world of moving image with Posters for Peace for Sid Lee Collective: an open call for all creatives, designers and illustrators to submit their visions of peace in a 24” x 36” poster. The short promotional animation, which is also Thomas’ favourite project from the last year, features his sickly-sweet illustrations brought to life by animator David Leclerc, juxtaposed with disturbing real-world footage of war and destruction.
Despite the obvious changes, Thomas’ work retains the “little human normalities” that have always interested him. “I’ve zoomed out with my work, thinking more about aesthetics and trying to make something more fluid,” he explains. This approach has enabled him to incorporate more narrative into his work, even in the static imagery. By taking advantage of symbology and focussing on projects over a longer time-span, he has begun to create work which conveys feeling and atmosphere in a less literal manner.
To view more of his work, go here.