Tom & James Draw is the beautiful collaborative art project between James Gulliver Hancock and his brother Tom, who was born with Down’s Syndrome. Their work is gorgeous — layered, colorful and fascinating. Here’s more:
Their collaboration is unique as they are sharing experiences between the outsider and “insider” art world. James identifies with Toms abstract use of visual coding and Tom builds around James’ skilled and confident mark making. Tom relaxes James’ technical obsessions, and James enables Tom’s concentration and playful markmaking. Together they make worlds of experience, encompassing people around them and their actions, animals, plants, engines, and sometimes hilarious nods to the human experience and perception.
Both of them are interested in obsession, both within mark making and the role obsession plays with perception and life in general.