The Consequences of Conspicuous Consumption by Thomas Dowdeswell

Dowdeswell coined the work 'Vortescape' in 2013 to describe his complex cityscape paintings.

These images re-invent elements from the avant-garde and the canon of art history to discuss the anonymous lives of others and the strangers who inhabit the urban landscape. Employing exact detail and a meticulous application of paint Dowdeswell's hand crafted masterpieces also raise vital questions about the line which is blurring between physically produced and digitally produced art.

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