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28/04/2022 - 28/05/2022

New Work - Painting


Tom Anholt - New Lands

‘I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.’ - Walden, Henry David Thoreau

Josh Lilley is proud to present New Lands, Tom Anholt’s third solo exhibition with the gallery.

"As with Thoreau’s Walden, Anholt’s protagonists go to the woods. They go to the sea, to the caves, to far flung lands and forgotten islands. They swim the depths and stride in the shallows, wade in the snow and cower in the rain. Quietly deliberate in their actions, theirs is a journey with no end but much to savour along the way. Whether actively exploring or momentarily pausing, they appear to be contemplating their place in the world, from humble park to cascading vista. Anholt is contemplating it too – placing his wanderers at the mercy of their landscapes, as much as in communion with them. Personal narratives subsumed within the casual disregard of greater forces, awe and wonder turned to humble acknowledgment of one’s fleeting relevance."


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