mixed media

TG Freeson

Venue 3

T.G. Freeson is an emerging artist based in Bristol. After graduating from the European Institute of Design in Rome, they worked for a series of renowned Italian fashion houses where they formed a style based around the synthesis of every imagine into a single black line. After leaving the fashion industry, jumping into the graphic design industry and successfully starting their own graphic brand, the artist started to think about colours as more than a graphic tool. Basing their study on the works of Impressionists such as Monet and Cubists such as Picasso, they realised that every object could be fragmented in planes of view and light. “I see the world through a shattered glass, I see how the light is fragmented by the shards and I represent it that way”. While their study of Art History gave the artist a great understanding of how to use colour to its maximum potential, their juvenile studies of classic and quantum physics helped them to grasp the complex relations between colours and the object’s material surroundings.

Although T.G. Freeson understood that every object could be synthesised into a single black line, their scientific and artistic studies combined led them to develop this idea further. While T.G. Freeson uses black lines at the beginning of their meticulous artistic process, they look at each object as if it is fragmented into singular planes of light and pigments. “First, I sketch the subjects with a black pen, then I use shadows to understand the ways they are, and later, I synthesise them to a single black line. After this process, I metaphorically shatter the object and imagine how light would interact with the shard and depict it that way”. When asked why they use black for their sketches, they answered that “even though physics tells us the union of all colours is white, I do believe black represents them all. Black absorbs all wavelengths.”

For T.G. Freeson, the true meaning of art is to convey a complete sense of sincerity. The artist is not searching for what is deemed beautiful but for them it is more important to communicate what they describe as “sincerity”. Looking at Caravaggio’s and Rembrandt’s research for the true and “gritty” nature of the every day life, T.G. Freeson moves away from “what is perceived as beautiful”, and instead represents their subjective reality as they create their art.