This artwork comes ready to hang.
"The all too common tragedy of mass school shootings has caused quite a
stir among citizens, with people defending both sides of the argument.
These two pieces are meant to confront the viewer and have them come to
terms with where they stand in the conversation. I think that our values
and ideals should always be self-assessed, even if we’re comfortable
with them. This goes for ourselves and our country as a whole.
These pieces are some of the first of my solo show that will be late
this year. The show, titled “Don’t Believe the Hype”, is meant to bring
attention to the problems of our country and world that I think are all
too often glossed over by the general population for the sake of
convenience." - Thomas Wimberly
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
is an artist and designer based out Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Growing up in the deep south, his interests often veered from the typical sportsman way of life in favor of one pursuing the arts.
Growing up in a fairly traditional home, his discovery of punk rock and the mindset behind it in early college introduced him to a world he’d never known before. Show flyers, DIY venues, and the mindset of shaking things up instead of just coasting through life stuck with him and began to shape his work.
After some time exploring different inspiring artists and their styles, he’s begun trying to make work to speak for himself. With stark value grouping, limited colors, and for the most part topical subject matter, he hopes to further drive the ideas that fuel him, all while addressing the issues of this world.
Thomas earned his B.A in Graphic Design from Louisiana State University and lives with his wife, Brooke, and their bulldog, Macintosh.
Find more by Thomas Wimberly at thomaswimberly.com.
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