Tom Brooks | Primecorp | OSA
Solo Exhibition / exposition solo
May 14 – July 9 2019
14 mai – 9 juillet 2019
Tom Brooks was born in 1959, in Scarborough Ontario, Canada. He studied Engineering and Industrial Design from 1979 to 1984, and worked as an Industrial Designer from 1984 to 1997. He studied Fine Art part time from 1990 to 1994 He also studied Technological Education, (1997), and is a Cisco Certified network Instructor. Tom has taught High School level Technology and Design courses from 1997 to present.
Tom Brooks is a Canadian communications educator, network instructor, industrial designer and visual artist. He is influenced by non-narrative abstraction, pop art, graphic design and scientific phenomenon. He is currently interested in human evolution and its link to the internet of everything. His current work explores education and man’s relationship with work and self-fulfillment in this time of social change. His layered portraits of famous and local artists are influenced by analog recordings of distortion and interference patterns. In some cases these patterns will be layered with images and text.
“I create multimedia works that speaks to our changing relationship with work in a media driven society. Political forces and automation are at odds with our traditional notions of work. I feel we must find new purpose in lifelong learning and the ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated pursuit of knowledge. The Ottawa school of art is a place where people can re-discover the joy of learning. Learning not only enhances social inclusion, active citizenship, and personal development, but also self-sustainability, as well as competitiveness and employability. In my art I use well known images and text to suggest the manipulation of data and the passage of time. I apply acrylic paint to using trowels, brushes, rollers, and stenciling. I have displayed my art in many juried, national and local art shows, in Canada. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in, Industrial Design and Education.”