David Thomas’ work explores the contemplative function of painting as a contemporary practice. Of particular interest to him is the ways in which new iterations of the monochrome tradition can explore the perception of time and space, complexity, impermanence, knowing and feeling. His exhibition Love Poem to Life currently on show at Heide Museum of Modern Art is a site-specific exhibition that responds to the history, architecture and atmosphere of Heide Modern.
David Thomas was born in Belfast N. Ireland in 1951. He was educated in Australia studying at the University of Melbourne, Monash University and RMIT University, where he is an Emeritus Professor in the School of Art. His work is held in numerous national and international private and public collections.