Tom Humphreys works with classic ideas of formal language, although his attitudes towards production demonstrate a refusal of the ideology of adopting a fixed artistic position. He utilizes the archetypal framework of modernism i.e. the frame, pedestal, and canvas where the recognizable fabric of display becomes the work itself. As artist, curator he incorporates the cultural and social form of the exhibition as a means of genererating chains of reference. His work, often ‘unfinished’ in appearance seeks to explore the artist interest in the ideas to do with taste, and that whether or not something exists or is true.
He has shown in group exhibitions at Carl Freedman and The Approach E2 Gallery and has exhibited internationally at Mezzanin Galerie, Vienna and Croy Nielsen Gallerie, Berlin. Humphreys lives and works in London.