Thomas tells us about himself with a simple Q&A
Q1 Who is Thomas Wolski?
"Thomas Wolski is a contemporary British artist whose media mainly involves intricate freehand illustration of sculptures, drawings and curio." his completely unique and signature style comprises images within images, utilising iconic bold silhouettes to incite your curiosity, and teasing your eyes as you become aware of the magical worlds and hidden treasures that inhabit his artworks.
Q2 Where do you get your inspiration?
Bespoke in nature, the pieces take inspiration from everyday life and nostalgia, incorporating Tom's humour to provoke a unique insight in to the modern world; always generating discussion and comment.
Wolski has worked with a host of global brands including British car manufacturer Bentley, world famous premier league football clubs and luxury fashion houses, quietly gaining a cult following amongst a host of global A-List celebrities and collectors such as Jennifer Hudson and Madonna. As a result his works are rarely exhibited.
Inspired by everyday objects and nostalgia, things you could see in any home such as textures on furniture, items on the mantle, even plants and wildlife.
As a child I used to sit for hours studying the miniature details of the art inside my books. I'd love the map page at the front and back in particular where it would show for example a woodland where the characters lived filled with houses, rivers and bridges. I liked that you could get lost in more than the story. I could create my own based on the pictures.
Craftsmen and designers as apposed to branded artists are a huge inspiration, car manufacturers, fashion designers, carpenters, the people that create a lot of the forms that I work on.
A great love of music and film is a huge contributor as epics and musicals, even music videos show that anything can be a production. You can bring things to life by giving them your own story. Everyones exploration and journey through my artwork will be completely different. It will be the onlookers interpretation of what they see is what art is all about.
Q3 Did you have any training?
"Thomas had no professional art training after college and this was the way he liked it." It was far to restricting being told to look at the work of other artists and create versions of this he found a bit of a cheat and not very imaginative. To be able to create what he wants with no boundaries and find inspiration for himself was the path, instead of drawing inspiration from particular individuals he developed his own style guided by places he had been, experiences and things that he had seen.
Q4 How would you describe your art?
The signature style is intricate, deep and quirky. Some pieces are particularly candid handsome are just good old fun. It is a story within a story, classic, modern and romantic. There are so many ways to execute this style so there really is something for everyone.
Q5 What does Sentiment mean to you?
To me Sentiment is a feeling of togetherness wherever you are, to be able to create a piece of work that is scattered across the globe like currency and you all hold a different piece. It is intrigue and curiosity that make it exciting. Who has the piece that fits mine? Who in which country is looking at an almost identical piece of the same puzzle, peering over the tip of their book as they recline under a ceiling fan in South Africa or listen to the crackle of the fire in Norway.
Sentiment is the time to contemplate and dream. We won't always be here but we will always be sentimental. The artworks will travel, greet new owners and entice people to explore where they are from and what they are all about. I love creating a piece of art and wondering where on earth this will end up.
It is a wonderful opportunity for artists to share a platform wherever you are up to in your career and share knowledge, opening emerging with new artists up to a market of new followers. Basically sharing one house and there is something for everyone in exploring all of the rooms.
Thomas's images are simply mesmerizing. The detail staggering and for most of us would challenge patience. I could only describe the experience as stepping into a story without words to let your imagination get a little exercise. This piece lends it's self to the collection beautifully as it is divided into 1000 pieces and each piece still holding such detail as a new unique piece of art.
We have taken a hi-res image printed on canvas and divided the collaborative piece into 1000 pieces allowing friends, family, and fellow art lovers to connect to the artist and each other through this unique medium.
Each piece is mounted on a 24-carat gold leaf base with a thread of gold running through each piece to connect each piece together and to this artist and in turn all the artists in this Sentiment collection.
Framed in a black wooden box frame signed and numbered and ready to be shared and collected.
To own a piece of Thomas's Sentiment follow the link below and start collecting and connecting. A human connection through the medium of art.