The framing option for this RUN includes a 1 inch black wood frame with UV-glass, foam core backing and ready to hang hardware.
"I really love the colour palette in this piece, I've done a few monochromatic pieces over the years, but this one was originally intended to be in full colour. I started adding what I thought would be the final colours in and after awhile I ditched it, bringing it back to a more subdued scheme which worked far better.
'The Binding' was a response to two early pieces in my Dark Kingdom series -- The Summoning and The Summoning-Envoy -- the connection between the two planes of existence. This piece is related to my Dark Kingdom series of works, but not actually part of it, I want to be able to do works outside of the project, some like this -- that are linked in some way but others that are completely separate. It gives me a chance to work themed shows or really anything that takes my fancy!" - Tom Bagshaw
Based in the Georgian city of Bath, England, Tom Bagshaw works as a commercial illustrator under the moniker Mostlywanted and is represented by The Central Illustration Agency. His talents are sought after by clients in fashion, advertising, editorial and publishing, and include Saatchi & Saatchi, Sony, the BBC, The Daily Telegraph, Kraft, GQ, Future Publishing, Scholastic and Random House.
For his personal work he has developed a highly rendered digital painting style through which he explores portraiture and figurative themes of fantasy, beauty and mysticism. While his work deals with imaginative content, it also aims for a strong level of realism in its presentation. Feminine beauty and portraiture play a central role in his work, but the women he depicts are never frail damsels in distress. More often than not they are strong, intriguing characters, with an air of mystery to them.
His digital paintings have been shown in galleries around the world, including Corey Helford Gallery- L.A, Roq La Rue- Seattle, Spoke Art Gallery- SF, Copro Gallery- CA, Arch Enemy Arts- PA, Last Rites and Haven Gallery- N.Y.C, Strychnin Gallery- Berlin, Vanilla Gallery- Japan, The Unit London and Atomica in the U.K.