Thomas Bils

Region: South

 Thomas Bils’s paintings are the result of his interests around the epistemology of memory and the ontology of its subjects, using his misrecollections of growing up in central Florida during the early 2000s as a base position of imagery. During the mediation process from source materials to painting, Thomas assumes the role of an unreliable narrator, embellishing details and events as he accounts for the deteriorating truths of a reconsolidating memory. In manufacturing a disparate narrative, Thomas uses the works as a vehicle to transport the viewer to a place where apprehension is a privilege and prediction is scarce.