Thomas Merrett

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Thomas Merrett is a sculptor, draughtsman and printmaker based in East London. His work is centred around the human form, a fascination for anatomy and movement, and the challenge of portraying this in sculpture and drawing. Merrett aims to create a unique interpretation of the subject in front of him rather than a literal replication of their likeness. He reduces his sculptures in to more basic forms in an attempt to capture the subject’s character whilst moving beyond the physical anatomy of the human form.

He trained at the City and Guilds of London Art School and the Florence Academy of Art and since 2017 has been a member of Society of Portrait Sculptors. In 2017, Merrett was commissioned to create the bronze-cast sculpture ‘Flight’, now on permanent display at the Founders Hall. His work is in numerous collections, including the permanent collection of the Museu Europeu d’Art Modern (MEAM) in Barcelona. He was awarded a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship (QEST) in 2014, the International Founders Sculpture Prize in 2016 and in 2021 named as a finalist for the National Sculpture Prize (NSP2021), the commissioned work is currently on display at Broomhill Sculpture Park in Devon, UK.

Selected Works

Untitled by Thomas Merrett

Untitled

Sculpture - 35x19 cm
Bust of a Woman by Thomas Merrett

Bust of a Woman

Sculpture - 45x28 cm
Study of a Dancer no.1 by Thomas Merrett

Study of a Dancer no.1

Drawings - 38x29 cm
Study of a Dancer No2 by Thomas Merrett

Study of a Dancer No2

Drawings - 38x29 cm
Study of a Dancer no.3 by Thomas Merrett

Study of a Dancer no.3

Drawings - 38x29 cm

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