Grace Tobin's work investigates our relationship with the space we inhabit and how this impacts our sense of self and identity. By deconstructing the boundaries of internal and external spaces, Grace studies the tension that exists, in turn, within the division and cohesion of human and nonhuman subjects. Reflecting the interdependence between human life and environment, she abstracts form to then reconstruct and challenge our sense of space. Grace employs the figure and gestural botanical forms to re-imagine how an environment mirrors the psychological and physiological connections we create in our world.
Grace's work features a graphic painting style paired with repetitive patterns to mirror the themes of imperfection and repetition in our lives and routines. With much subtracted material, the scenes Grace paints present a segmented reality. Her work exhibits the speculative, contemplative times in which we are formed, informed, and reminded by our environment. The unknown and intangible expressed through Grace's work embodies the idle and languorous sense of self that we often only meditate on in spaces where we find comfort. With paint and pattern Grace expresses how feelings, experiences and understandings can all shift with a change of perspective.