About this Artwork
This work is part of a series titled "Flatland" paintings. They are works that consist of seemingly random squares on a painted surface that reflect the three-dimensional world beyond the painting’s immediate environment.
The squares themselves are fashioned by a process of finding regular squares within the fluid lines of a freehand grid that run through the textured paintwork. If chance allows four lines to intersect to create a square, the oil paint is removed from this area of the surface to reveal individual, seemingly disconnected, reflections. The arrangement and number of these squares is determined purely by the process itself. In other words, the process takes editorial control of the painting’s distinctive features without any input from the artist.
A 3mm sheet of plexiglas is mounted on a painting stretcher using industrial double sided VHB tape. The frame is 18mm thick and is made of aluminium and wood. This frame slots onto a wall fixture for easy installation.
About the Artist
Tom Henderson creates reductive, geometric image-objects that exist at a liminal intersection between painting and sculpture. Born in the UK, Henderson currently lives and works in Provence, in the South of France.