• Thomas Stevens

    Australian Capital Territory

    Thomas Stevens
    Born and raised in Canberra Australia, my practice aims to probes the urban Australian environment for new meanings. My portraiture delves into the detail of everyday life, with each brushstroke illuminating the texture and complexity of human experience.
    • Artist Statement
      • BLAE captures the totality of human expression through merging realism and abstraction. His portraiture is evocative, bringing his everyday subjects to life. Born and raised in Canberra Australia, his practice probes the urban Australian environment for new meanings. His work poses questions about notions of shifting identities, inequality and belonging. Previously a circus performer and acrobat, his work negotiates the performative aspects of everyday life to make visible, what people want to render invisible.

        Consequently, his artworks transmit the thickness of human experience, memory, emotion and sensation. He draws attention to the complex relationships between subjects and the context they inhabit. His focus on portraiture delves into the detail of everyday life, with each brushstroke illuminating the texture and complexity of human experience.
    • Biography
      • 2017 Empire Global Exhibition - Tuggeranong Arts Centre
        2011 Works of Heart - Newcastle City
        2006 Headspace 7 - National Portrait Gallery

        Upcoming
        March 2019 - Art not Apart
        June 2019 - Solo Exhibition
        Sep 2019 - Solo Exhibition
  • parity painting thomas stevens THOMAS STEVENS
    Parity
    Painting / 70 x 35 cm
    $675