Tom’s work explores a variety of everyday materials and objects through mixed media sculpture and compositions. The work plays with ideas of gesture, materiality and illusionary painterly techniques.
His installation works within the constraints of casement’s restrictive dimensions by dissecting the space behind casement window. Tom deconstructs traditional elements of painting and examines the borders between sculpture and painting through a collective composition of paint and material. Elements in the piece merge between flat composition and three-dimensional depth as each layers become visibly separate as well as part of the whole.
Through the window this piece Investigates the ubiquitous relationship we have with the screen and technology through which we interact images on a daily basis. A computer program has been used to draw the lines and a projector used to copy those lines in paint creating tension between what is hand drawn or simulated. The layered planes of information mimic the false layers of flat pixelated tabs as well as breaking from the flatness of painting allowing the viewer to see the separate levels of the composition.
Tom Verity graduated from Camberwell College of Art in 2016. His recent projects include the Graduate Residency at AirSpace gallery, Stoke-on-Trent. Glasshouse residency, New Art Gallery Walsall and he is a current Open School East Associate based in Margate.