Thomas Roland creates optical phenomenon through color and pattern to challenge and alter the viewers’ perception of architectural space and geometric form. Through the use of high contrast and vibrating colors, his artwork creates a sense of movement and space. His wall pieces become fully realized through the viewers’ experience of it in its architectural surroundings. The subtle irregularities of the form become visible and invisible as the viewer moves around the piece. When creating these installations, it is important to execute them on a larger scale so the viewer is surrounded and engulfed by the work.
Thomas Roland is a visual and sculptural artist, DJ, and musician living and working in Philadelphia. He holds a BFA in sculpture from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and am currently employed as an art director at Klip Collective. I love Spanikopita, psychedelic rock, and Op-Art. I am part of the dj group known as the Broadzilla DJs and independently record and release music under the moniker “Peyton Farquhar”.