Birmingham based artist Tomas Rowell has continually explored the complexity of art through academic progression. Since graduating from Leeds College of Art in 2014, there has persistently been an exploration into paintings ability to remove any imitation or possible foreign associations.
Rowell has persistently experimented with painting; understanding it’s ability to confront the physical qualities of art over an external embodiment. The physical depth of the artwork overpowers the traditional views of painting, granting a sculptural approach to minimalist art. There is a structure applied through the use of dramatic colour and geometric shapes that implements a sense of harmony through simplicity. When observed closely, the work unnerves the viewer by denying balance. The reflective nature of metal paint confuses the viewpoint, leaving a sense of instability.
Illusion is key.