Tom Blake’s practice draws on fragmented moments, looped imagery and recurring motifs as potential sites for contemplating the psychological, architectural and technological frameworks that surround us.
'Most of the work I do starts with drawing,' says the artist about his wide-ranging practice. The drawings are then fragmented and redrawn, and the new compositions incorporated into cyanotypes, hand-etched de-silvered mirrors, mobiles and installations. 'There's a balance between concept and formalism, and where those two meet,' explains Tom.
Tom has exhibited in Australia, Japan and Italy, and has undertaken residencies with Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA), Museo de Arte Moderno Chiloé (MAM), Fremantle Arts Centre (FAC), North Metro TAFE, Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio, and Parramatta Artists’ Studios. He was a 2013 recipient of a Clitheroe Foundation Mentorship.
Header photo credit: Zan Wimberley.