Tom Shannon.

Force of Nature + Video

Tom Shannon is not the kind of artist that you would expect to find here on the Kings Galleries Website but we think that his work is worthy of being drawn to your attention.


The artist Tom Shannon creating one of his organic Pendulum Paintings. The process evolves swinging a large pendulum rigged with six remote control paint containers over a canvas. it’s a marriage of chaos and control action painting, reminiscent of Damien Hirst’s Spin Paintings, with a linage back to Pollock, I suppose . His finished pieces…well, they’re incredible and very surprisingly beautiful, organic paintings that are very reminiscent of forms found in microscopic natural substances and life forms.


In the video below, John Hockenberry visits artist Tom Shannon in his Manhattan studio for an intimate look at his science-inspired art. An eye-opening, personal conversation reveals how nature’s forces,and the onset of Parkinson’s tremors, interact in his life and craft.

You can see more of the paintings and sculpture of Tom Shannon by visiting his website