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Patrick Thomas

Patrick Thomas Patrick Thomas

Thomas has been described as an ‘icongraphiste’ by American design critic Steven Heller. His work combines iconic images to create new, powerful messages. His art avoids labels, Thomas explains “I’m interested in process, in typography, in image-making and art. What I do is hopefully something that doesn’t fit neatly into any one of these categories.” Thomas' art is rooted in popular iconography that is re-purposed and re-composed; transforming common visual artefacts into social and political commentary. Thomas believes art should communicate, provoke and question, “I almost feel an obligation to criticise or question.” Although, ambiguity also plays an important role in his art. A successful piece, he feels, has multiple possibilities of interpretation.

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