Kirkby Gallery presents Thomas Judge: Image a debut solo show of Kirkby artist Thomas Judge featuring more than 30 works that showcase his unique style.
On until Friday 7 April, Thomas Judge: Image displays his paintings that take inspiration from Judge’s life, films, nature and society. Connecting all his work is a sense of fantasy, atmospheric storytelling and a hyper-realist approach to painting.
Thomas Judge has exhibited numerous times as part of Kirkby Gallery’s Open Art exhibition, exhibiting and winning prizes for his work over the last 10 years. However, as this is Judge’s inaugural show, it will be the first opportunity for audiences to fully immerse themselves in a range of his mesmerising paintings.
Thomas Judge said: “My inspirations come from many sources, ranging from moments in my life, to films, nature and society. I read a lot, and I’m particularly interested in history. However, rather than offering a full account of my work I invite the viewer to interpret the paintings themselves. I usually paint purely for my own entertainment but I’m proud to be displaying an exhibition of my work for the first time, especially in my home town, and offering audiences the opportunity to wander through my imagination.”
Also on display are works painted by Judge, inspired by other artists whose work he admires, some of which are on display in The Artists’ Studio section of the gallery and also in the foyer on the ground floor. They are not direct copies; each is done in the style of a particular artist, combining elements of existing paintings with details from Thomas’s imagination to create new works.
Where is Kirkby Gallery?
Kirkby Gallery, The Kirkby Centre, Norwich Way, L32 8XY.
When is it open?
Kirkby Gallery is open Monday to Friday: 10am – 5pm (last entry at 4.30pm), Saturdays 10am – 1pm (last entry at 12.30pm).
How much are tickets?
Thomas Judge: Images is free, and no booking is required.
View a selection of images taken in the exhibition here.