Tom Hardwick-Allan, born 1996 in Derbyshire, lives and works in London, UK. Hardwick-Allan treats image making as a digestive process in which the shapes of ideas are broken down to activate the latent chemical potential that they contain. His carved reliefs emerge through planned motifs mixed with searching excavations and erasures of imagery, scratching away at an array of surfaces, in an attempt to dislodge a framework through which something from another side might arise. Going Light at Zarinbal Khoshbakht is the artist's first solo presentation. His recent group exhibitions include Winter Wonderland, Fan Fiction International, Hyde Park, London (2021), The Correspondence, The Residence Gallery, London (2020), Flow My Tears, Christopher Tracey, ACUD Galerie, Berlin (2020), In the tame beast’s eye: a grotto, curated by Agnes Scherer, Zarinbal Khoshbakht, Cologne (2020), Breathless: London Art Now, Ca’ Pesaro, Venice (2019).