Tomas Penc's artwork draws from psychology and symbolism used in advertising industry, visual art references, and popular culture signifiers and the ways they determine meaning and frame of perception in the current world. It is concerned with the unresolved relationship we have with the present day technology as the "new reality" through which this perceived world is operated, both in abstract and material terms. The approach to the work is open-ended and idea driven, the resulting artwork is usually project based and often site-specific.
The long-term aim of the research is to include the audience in the so called “participation mystique”, incorporating kinetic sculpture elements, sound, interactive installation and 3D animation/projection.
enduser - interactive installation | 2018
Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland
October 11 - November 7 | November 22 - December 22, 2018
ENDUSER by Tomas Penc is an evolving two-part exhibition taking place in Triskel Christchurch over three months. This site-specific installation alludes to our mind-set we, as users, hold towards science and technology and its revolutionary potential that allows us to contest the boundaries of our collective existence traditionally demarcated by the external concept of God. This trend, however, also entails some dark aspects of how we relate to ourselves, one another, and our environment, all of which is the subject matter of the exhibited artwork.
isochronal II - interactive installation | 2018
St. Peter's Cork, part of Cork Sound Fair 2018
March 23 - March 28, 2018
the paradise of the heart - 2018
TACTIC Gallery, Elizabeth Fort, Cork, Ireland
January 27 - February 8, 2018
isochronal - interactive installation | 2017
National Sculpture Factory, Cork, Ireland
September 22, 2017
angular oppressors II - interactive installation | 2016
James Barry Exhibition Centre, CIT, Cork, Ireland
September 5 – 23, 2016
the incinerator/two towers/the void/the edge - web based video | 2016
Fine Art Degree Exhibition, Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork, Ireland
June 9 - 15, 2016