Thomas Ireland

My more recent practice explores the relationship(s) between modernist art and design practices and the western space programme of the mid/late 20th century as proponents of interrelated aesthetic and ideological values. My practice is becoming increasingly reductive with the bare minimum of intervention in source materials and with greater emphasis placed on slight gestures designed to unlock new meaning and possibilities within the given objects and/or images. A constant theme within my recent practice is an unpicking of specific histories and legacies. I am interested in objects and images - what they are, the space they fill and their weight - physically, culturally, intellectually and visually, their position within the world and their potential. I am interested in the processes' that happen when elements meet in a given space or time and the transformative powers acting upon them to reveal new possibilities. By weaving together a combination of sourced objects and appropriated images and/or text(s), my work uses ideas of waste, memory and wealth to investigate the relationship between information and the audience(s) which receive(s) it. My more recent practice explores the relationship(s) between modernist art and design practices and the western space programme of the mid/late 20th century as proponents of interrelated aesthetic and ideological values. My practice is becoming increasingly reductive with the bare minimum of intervention in source materials and with greater emphasis placed on slight gestures designed to unlock new meaning and possibilities within the given objects and/or images. read full statement

Location Blackpool, North West
Website http://www.tomirelandhq.org.uk