Venue 14: Thomas Staples | Painter

Open: Sat-Sun 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri 8am-6pm
Venue: Space 282, 282 Leigh Road, SS9 1BW

Through university my work was concerned with the notion of masculinity in wider culture and my dissertation reflected this study, concentrating on the world of cinema. An investigation into the mechanics of the use of collage as medium in accompaniment to painting also paralleled this theme. My paintings are now a depiction of a better understanding of paint and a return to a more organic subject; looking outward rather than in. Having lived in Leigh-on-Sea my entire life; I intend to communicate an essence of home. My appreciation for the daily phenomenon of landscape we are witness to grows exponentially.