Born Sydney 1985

Lives and works in Sydney

Represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney and STATION

Tom Polo uses painting and painted environments to explore how conversation, gesture and exchange are embodied acts of portraiture. Frequently incorporating text and figurative elements, his works draw upon acute observations, absurdist encounters, personal histories and imagined personas. An ongoing interest across his practice is the emotional and performative relationships between people within social, theatrical and psychological space.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body