Hard Rubbish is an attempt to highlight the issues with the disposal age which we live in today. Portraying a derelict, cluttered and wasteful crowd of trash, it is a painting of filled berms during spring cleaning or hard rubbish, a period in Australia where local councils take unwanted home items that would usually not fit in smaller bins to landfill. As consumerism expands throughout each facet of our life, the amount of waste each human produces will inevitabaly increase too.
Hard Rubbish also has a dual meaning, however. In tacit vein to a traditional still life painting, it enables the juxtaposition between the private and the community. Once cherished items, located within locked doors of the family home, we now see the death and decay of products which symbolise a previously unseen existence.
Tom Gerrard is a graphic designer cum fine artist currently based in Melbourne, Australia. His unique practice involves the painting of simple characters, architecture and nature through a minimal colour palette, where his works are often inspired by people he has met and places he has visited. Gerrard has exhibited work extensively across the globe at galleries including Stolen Space, London, RVCA, Tokyo and 1xRUN, Detroit.
Each artwork is made available in one size only that is specifically chosen by our in-house art curators based on the most ideal dimensions for the artistic creation on display.
The current artworks' size is:
28x12" / 71.1x30.5cm
Artworks are limited to editions of 50.
Comes in our framed canvas which is a 38mm stretched canvas within a traditional picture frame. The simple addition of a high quality wooden picture frame creates a completely new form of wall art; quite distinct to any other form and is sure to create a timeless piece on your wall.
The thin frame sits approximately 5mm from the edge of the canvas helping create a floating border.
Substrate Weight: 400gsm
Frame Colour: Black
Paper Type: Metallic Canvas (mc)
Glaze: Gloss Varnish
Frame Type: Float Frame, 38mm Standard Stretcher Bar
Shipped assembled & ready to hang.
Please allow 9-12 days for your order to arrive.
In order to understand why the shipping time may seem long, let us explain our process.
We only sell exclusive, limited edition and hand selected artworks which are developed, printed and framed on a floating canvas paper to a professional standard. We spare no expense in the crafting of artworks so that they are high-quality, archival grade timeless editions to a collection of any size. Our printing supply chain works with world-renowned museums all around the world.
For more information on our printing process, read our Quality page.
We offer a 110% guarantee on all our artworks. If you are not satisfied with your purchased artwork, we will refund you the full amount and pay for the return shipping then give you 10% of the purchase amount extra.
That is how confident we are with the quality of our products. For more information, see our Guarantee pledge.