Drawn to Poetry

A Visual Response by Tom Hogan
16th Jun – 16th Aug 2014

Freezeframe poet 2014 by Thomas Hogan. Pencil on paper, 24 x 15cm. © The artist.Tom Hogan’s deft, expressive drawings are produced with an eye to economy and spontaneity, and an emphasis on speed. Many of the drawings in this exhibition were produced from among the crowd at poetry readings, slams and workshops organised by The Poetry Society, the Poetry School, Apples and Snakes and others, and feature recognisable figures from the contemporary poetry scene. Tom has also drawn in bars, soup kitchens, skate parks, dance studios and at political demos.

About the artist

Tom Hogan studied at Chelsea College of Art and Coventry School of Art. He lived for many years in Spain, following a residency in the Catalan Pyrenees. His drawings and paintings, both included in this exhibition, have been widely exhibited, most recently at Lauderdale House, London, and Marcs Casas, Barcelona.