Thomas W. Dowdeswell, is a painter based in Bristol, England.
Dowdeswell pulls back the curtain on current, controversial issues with surreal political satire, challenging the viewer to confront, digest, and empathize with multiple perspectives, both literally and theoretically.
Adopting a surrealist style, Dowdeswell creates a dreamscape atmosphere in which he juxtaposes imagery of desperation and opulence, victimization and exploitation, in an attempt to explore the inequality of society through a flurry of abstraction and symbolism. Under geometrical figures, symbolic color palettes, and explicit imagery, an intellectual voice is always present.
Dowdeswell has exhibited across the United States, Europe, and the UK.