Tom Voyce is a British, 29 year old artist whose work sits between figurative and abstract. It is that tension between these styles in Voyce’s work that gives his work the very energy, dynamism and vibrancy that make the paintings so interesting. His language is one of abstract concerns (shape, dimension, tone, color, etc.) balanced with the presence of organic forms, where landscape provides a rationale or pattern that informs his compositions.
To call Voyce a landscape painter perhaps does not do justice to the wider concerns present within his work. The subject at hand here is not landscape itself, but rather the components of such that make up our perception and experience of a place: light, tone, shadow, color. What we are offered through these paintings are accounts of fleeting moments within a landscape; the fall of light on a building or the shadows cast by a motorway flyover. The strength in these pieces lies not in their faithful depiction of a landscape, but in their suggestion of a sense of place, of being present within a particular space at a particular moment.
In 2017, Voyce traveled to Jamaica, where he painted the Kingston series. Since then, he has exhibited his works in various countries in Europe and Asia.