David H Thomas

David Hugh Thomas manipulates the ink in his drawings to find suggestive forms hovering between chaos and order. His hostly linear compositions are filled with autobiographical details and fragments of memory scattered across a densely layered surface. A sequence of floating webs traps detritus and references to everyday life jostle with influences from Art History. The effects can be whimsical or melancholic, the results hallucinatory.
In 2011 he exhibited at Death be Kind Gallery, Platform and Curtin House, all in Melbourne. He has been included in exhibitions such as ‘The Shilo project’, Ian Potter Museum 2009, and ‘The Plot Thickens’ Heide Museum of Modern Art 2004. In the 1990s he lived in New York for five years, exhibiting at the Australian Embassy and Soho galleries.