‘It’s so big you have to take a distance!’
Thomas Trum works at the intersection of art and design. His approach is abstract and analytical, experimenting with different painting techniques and surfaces. He uses, for example, enlarged felt-tip pens and a machine originally designed for marking roads. The monochrome abstract works are made up of single lines. The combination of the line and its technical feasibility are the base of his work. To Trum it is effort over difficulty, when it comes to creating an image. He likes the idea that the works seem to make themselves and at the same time convey a physical experience. For Unfair™, Thomas used the largest possible felt-tip pen, so large that you can only read the work from a considerable (and safe) distance.