Thomas W. gets inspired by his travels, both in wild, wide-open spaces and through city landscapes, gathering colours, textures, energies. He express these impressions in the form of small individual snapshots. This is reflected in his two series of miniatures on show, the ‘white frame’ one is inspired by nature and its vivid, bright colours while the ‘black frame’ one is more urban, refined to only bright red, white and black tones.
These abstract miniatures were painted in a dynamic way, then carefully mounted by the artist to highlight the particular nature of each piece, and finally encased in shadow-box frames, as so many pieces of jewellery, each telling a story.
On a very different scale, his Triptych will also be on show, three large works, in black and white – but creating here a warm bronze colour – with rusty red on the second part. Following the same ideas, they were inspired by intricate patterns found in nature, in plants, and in ancient runic art, that made its way into tattoos now too. Different in their execution, they tend to a more figurative-abstract style, mysterious and precisely executed.
As far back as he can remember, Thomas W. has always been sketching, drawing, painting, to express himself and his surroundings.
He get inspired by his environment, whether natural (he travels a lot, looking for wilderness and wide-open spaces) or urban, industrial. Living in Sydney, he is directly influenced by wandering around and discovering hidden parts of this tentacular city.