Tommy Bourque
Bourque completed his MFA at Western University with a focus in experimental digital and installation art. His artworks draw from a deliriously wide range of references, including Romanticism, the Sublime, Surrealism and Dadaist influences, which interweave with contemporary elements such as the Anthropocene and cyberspace. Bourque’s works often use stark juxtapositions of positionality, both physically and thematically, evoking postmodern assessments of nature in relation to technology. As Bourque states, “I digitally capture and import in my practice natural bodies, landscapes, and/or objects in order to create works on screen that exhibit multiple dualities between these two worlds (the natural and the digital) and that showcase the complex relationship that their simultaneous existences present."