Oil on Canvas, 174 cm x 159 cm (68.5 inches x 62.5 inches), 2020.
Thomas : "This painting forms part of my 'Moral Expressionism' series. They are a Surrealist, Expressionist, Figurative extension of 'The American Series' and are an attempt to digest the dislocation and moral breakdown which seems to be engulfing people and eclipsing once-rational discourse.
This is a commentary on the breakdown of society and a personal and cultural dogmatism which seems to permeate throughout our politics and cultural institutions, ushering in the 'Age of the Idiot' and the breakdown of reason and rational discussion.
Squabbling over important issues and personal put-downs have replaced the theatre of debate which has made our institutions more volatile and fragile.
The painting is a milieu of faceless commuters, snarling yobs and abstract outcasts from society, all vying to get heard above the voices of strangers."