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Tom Bartel

Tom Bartel

Tom Bartel grew up on the Erie shores of Cleveland, Ohio and is known for his disturbing and humorous fragmented figures that take cues from a “shotgun blast” of influences ranging from antiquity to popular culture. He received his BFA from Kent State University and his MFA from Indiana University-Bloomington.Tom has lectured, conducted workshops and exhibited extensively throughout the United States and internationally. His work is included in numerous public and private collections and he has received Individual Artist Fellowships from the Pennsylvania arts council, the Kentucky Arts Council and the Ohio Arts Council.

“My work takes cues from a “shotgun blast” of influences ranging from antiquity to popular culture and is constructed to refer to both the body and also charged, stylized, surrogates for the body such as dolls, toys, and figurines. The questions that arise from this cultural mishmash fuel my creative practice. I am interested in both the fragmentation and simplification of human form, especially how this decision encourages, if not requires, the viewer to participate with the work"

  • $200
    Tom Bartel

    Small Skull

    Tom Bartel's work walks a thin line between creepy, cute, and humorous. Haunting at first glance, this piece is eye catching and unusual. This piec...

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  • $350
    Tom Bartel

    Doll Head

    Tom Bartel's work walks a thin line between creepy, cute, and humorous. Haunting at first glance, this piece is eye catching and unusual. This piec...

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  • $350
    Tom Bartel

    Doll Head

    Tom Bartel's work walks a thin line between creepy, cute, and humorous. Haunting at first glance, this piece is eye catching and unusual. This piec...

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  • $350
    Tom Bartel

    Animal Head

    Tom Bartel's work walks a thin line between creepy, cute, and humorous. Haunting at first glance, this piece is eye catching and unusual. This piec...

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  • $200
    Tom Bartel

    Small Doll Head

    Tom Bartel's work walks a thin line between creepy, cute, and humorous. Haunting at first glance, this piece is eye catching and unusual. This piec...

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  • $200
    Tom Bartel

    Small Devil Skull

    Tom Bartel's work walks a thin line between creepy, cute, and humorous. Haunting at first glance, this piece is eye catching and unusual. This piec...

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  • $75
    Tom Bartel

    Doll Head Cup

    Tom Bartel's work walks a thin line between creepy, cute, and humorous. Haunting at first glance, this piece is eye catching and unusual. It measur...

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  • $75
    Tom Bartel

    Doll Head Cup

    Tom Bartel's work walks a thin line between creepy, cute, and humorous. Haunting at first glance, this piece is eye catching and unusual. It measur...

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  • $525
    Tom Bartel

    Animal Bust

    Tom Bartel's work walks a thin line between creepy, cute, and humorous. Haunting at first glance, this piece is eye catching and unusual. It measur...

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  • $525
    Tom Bartel

    Animal Bust

    Tom Bartel's work walks a thin line between creepy, cute, and humorous. Haunting at first glance, this piece is eye catching and unusual. It measur...

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  • $525
    Tom Bartel

    Animal Bust

    Tom Bartel's work walks a thin line between creepy, cute, and humorous. Haunting at first glance, this piece is eye catching and unusual. It measur...

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  • $950
    Tom Bartel

    Blue Boy Bust

    Tom Bartel's work walks a thin line between creepy, cute, and humorous. Haunting at first glance, this piece is eye catching and unusual. It measur...

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  • $350
    Tom Bartel

    Skull Bust

    Haunting at first glance, this piece is eye catching and unusual. It measures 5 x 4.5 x 4.5. Reference 19TBA11 if calling the gallery to inquire.

  • $325
    Tom Bartel

    Skull Bust

    Haunting at first glance, this piece is eye catching and unusual. It measures 5.25 x 5.25 x 4.75”. Reference 19TBA10 if calling the gallery to inqu...

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