THOMAS HANCOCK – Once Removed -15 Feb-11 March 2022
An exhibition of nine exquisite oil paintings by Thomas Hancock.
‘Once Removed’ brings together paintings representing a variety of subjects and categories; found objects, imagined objects and created objects, repositioned as still life, photographs, digital and hand-made drawings and three-dimensional works, described by Hancock as a ‘middle ground’ prior to their resolution as paintings. – Warren Feeney
Thomas Hancock’s practice imbues a sense of familiarity, exploring the way in which we perceive objects, using uncanny viewpoints and lighting techniques to obscure their identity and give them a sense of mystery and allure. Hancock uses this suspended state of recognition through photographic and painting processes which dislocate the subject from its original setting and reimagine them with a new life.
Born in 1991 in Lower Hutt, Thomas Hancock left to study art at Ilam School of Fine Arts in Christchurch in 2010, graduating in 2016 with a Masters in Fine Arts (Painting) with distinction. Hancock went on to work and exhibit in Christchurch and then Melbourne, although now resides in Dunedin.