Artist Tom French grew up in Newcastle Upon Tyne. He went on to graduate from the Sheffield Institute of Art and Design in 2005.
He works predominantly with charcoal to create abstract illusion pieces.
“When viewing these pieces the first thing seen is the image of a skull, then as you approach the work or take a closer look, the figures will appear. This transformation from a dark skull (a symbol of death) to the female form (often a representation of beauty, vitality & fertility) is almost bringing a dead object to life – humanising it. So the closer you get to the image, the more alive it comes.”