TOM BANKS

Iron Latch
Iron Latch

oil on canvas

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Southwater II
Southwater II

oil on canvas

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Tower I
Tower I

oil on canvas

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Iron Latch
Iron Latch

oil on canvas

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Tom Banks

 

 

I use the suburban landscape, its architecture, and the space between to explore and convey concerns about isolation and exclusion, class and identity. 

 

I am interested in the conflicting ideas to be found within the suburban concept, its utopian and utilitarian aspirations, that it is representative of uniformity and the mundane, and an agent of the atomisation of society.

 

My paintings come in various sizes and shapes, moving between 2D and 3D, exploring the boundaries of how we encounter painting. The perception of space, its desirability, the sense of unease space can offer are all central to my work.