Working back and forth between portraiture and still life, Thomas Hancock uses found objects/figures to turn the everyday, or mundane into open ended, enigmatic artworks. Removed from their original context and set against a flat backdrop, the figures in Hancock’s paintings take centre stage, inviting a long contemplative look from the viewer as opposed to a passing glance.
Thomas Hancock was born in Lower Hutt, New Zealand. He studied painting at Ilam School of Fine Arts, graduating with a Masters in Fine Arts with distinction in 2016.
Thomas currently lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.