Marcus Tomlinson

17.03.13 – 27.04.13

Marcus Tomlinson has had a twenty-five year career in photography & film, the fashion industry & art. He has directed & created art shows for fashion designers including Hussein Chalayan & Issey Miyake that were shown at the Tate Modern & the Museum of Modern Art Los Angeles. His short films in fashion & advertising have been widely shown around the world.

In 2005 Marcus was asked by Richard Curtis to direct a short film he had written, Make Poverty History.

As a portrait photographer Marcus has worked with many celebrities including Daniel Day Lewis, Al Pacino, Brad Pitt & Beyonce. Other commissions have included portraits of Berlusconi, Gore Vidal & Alberto Moravia. In fashion he has worked with Kate Moss & Lily Cole.

In 2009, over a period of eighteen months, Marcus was commissioned by Olivia Harrison to document the exquisite gardens her husband George Harrison, cultivated throughout his life.  GalleryMuse is very grateful to Harrison Estates for permission to show one of the short films Marcus made when he was there.

Alongside his commercial work, Marcus has also followed his path as an artist, focusing his attention to the changing seasons within gardens in the city. Two works from that series on show here at GalleryMuse, have recently been added to a major modern art collection in Europe.

Each piece on show comes in an edition of three, in two sizes. GalleryMuse is not yet in a position to commission large works from artists since we only opened in December 2012. We do though want to make the full range of artists work available & so have commissioned one large piece from Marcus, Venus, seen here hung on the right wall of the gallery entrance.

The show runs until April 20th 2013.