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Thomas Bolland

My recent work in print has been about exploring constructed space, from a geometric abstraction, to a direct representation of urban architecture. The development of my images have come from a background of photographic research that has influenced me to create works with a central composition and that being composed from one point of view, gives an exaggerated impression of perspective.
I am influenced by the scale of structures in modern urban environments and the immersive presence that they have over the individual. I take inspiration from minimal artists such as Sol Le Witt, Richard Serra and James Turrell.
The proccess of printmaking has been integral in developing the constructive nature of my works. I mainly work in monochome through etching, drypoint and collograph. The difference in the scale of work produced is extreme going from 1cm square plates to my most recent multiple collograph print that was 2 x 2.5 metres.

Residencies:

Bradford College Printmaking Department
2006 - 2007

Education

MA Printmaking
Bradford College,
2004 - 2006

BA hons, Fine Art Sculpture
Leeds University, Bretton Hall Campus
2000 - 2003

Art and Design Foundation
Bradford Collage
1999 - 2000

Work in Collections of:

Aomori Contemporary Arts Centre, Japan
Tate Galleries Artists Books Collection
The University of Bucherest
Tartu Art College, Estonia

Selected Exhibitions

Atkinson Gallery, Sommerset
MA and Post Graduate Exhibition
Febuary - March 2007

Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax
MA exhibition, September 2006

Miniprint En Rosario 2005, Argentina
Touring exhibition - Rosario,
Cardosa, Buenos Aires

Bradford Open, 2000 + 2007
Leeds Open, 2006
Shrewsbury Open, 2005
Sefton Open, 2005