Tom Samek’s latest body of work is a delightful and clever continuation of his gastronomic adventures and great appreciation for music. He is not afraid to touch the darker side of humanity, yet the easy naivety of his style belies the intensity of his subject. He is a master of the ‘one liner’, but like all good joke tellers, the punch-line is only part of the fun. His style and attention to detail make each work approachable, playful, and distinct.
Tom was born in Prague and lived there until he was seventeen. As a young man he travelled extensively throughout Europe
and lived in Germany, Switzerland and Austria before migrating to Australia in 1971. Although he has no formal art education, his extensive resume, exhibition history and collections list indicate an artist of great diversity and immense skill. He describes himself as painter, sculptor, printmaker, mural artist, theatre set designer and film animator.