Thomas Dowdeswell in his art studio
Thomas Dowdeswell in his studio
Thomas Dowdeswell painting The Dogs of War (extract)
Thomas Dowdeswell ‘The Dogs of War’ (extract)

Thomas Dowdeswell is a British contemporary artist who is reinventing Vorticism, Constructivism and Futurism for the 21st Century. Working primarily in oils Thomas’ current collection has involved the creation of vast, intricate and dazzling cityscapes within which are tales of espionage, secrecy, hope and loneliness. Self-identity and messages of social justice have always played a powerful role within Thomas’ works.

coloured wooden chess set

I wanted the pieces of the chess set to reflect the shading and urban language of my paintings. Each chess piece represents a miniature building, constructed from blocks of colour. The bold colours and sharp edges clearly communicates my interest in Modernism. They are also designed so that each position on the chess board reveals different glimpses of form and colour, just as we may see in a city as we walk amongst its buildings.

white, blue, grey, pink and yellow chess set

Thomas Dowdeswell

Thomas Dowdeswell Art Chess
Art Chess by Thomas Dowdeswell
Siamese Schizophrenic by Thomas Dowdeswell (extract)
‘Siamese Schizophrenic’ by Thomas Dowdeswell (extract)
dark grey and white chess pieces decorated with blue, yellow, and pink accents by Thomas Dowdeswell on maple chess board

Art Chess by Thomas Dowdeswell
White and blue chess pieces with yellow, pink, red, and blue accents by Thomas Dowdeswell on maple chess board

Art Chess by Thomas Dowdeswell

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Colourful examples of Thomas Dowdeswell's abstract artwork
“The American Series Climate Change Blues” by Thomas Dowdeswell (extract). Art Chess by Thomas Dowdeswell. “The American Series Sorrow and Loss” by Thomas Dowdeswell