Tom Carr

1956 (Tarragona, Spain), lives and works in Sant Quirze del Valles, Spain.

Carr completed his studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Barcelona andlearnt painting, sculpture and installation art. Throughout the 1980s, installation art was at the center of his creative work. He made assemblies of glass and painted wood, the color being a core element of his œuvre. In his work, architecture and sculpture as well as their connection with light, motion and openness emerge repeatedly as subjects. He repeatedly employs elements such as stairs, towers, bows, pyramids and spirals, often in a monumental manner, because they are devoid of function. Sometimes they seem to be prototypes, models of a large-scale project that could either be realized in the future or which have already vanished long ago.

In his work, utopian architectural ideas mingle with memories of objects long destroyed. The discussion of density and large scales is characteristic of Tom Carr's works. Exhibitions of the artist's works took place in 1990 and 1994 at Lebon art gallery, Paris, in 1992 at Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, and in 1997 in the framework of the Frankfurt Art Fair. In 1992, Tom Carr's works were exhibited at the Catalan pavilion of the Sevilla EXPO. Sculptures designed for the public space, such as Waves in Cologne and Geneva and above all his light installations in buildings or on facades within public space, such as the one shown in 2002 on the outside wall of the Musée de Céret, contributed to the artist's growing popularity and made him a world-famous artist.