Terrence Payne contrasts the reliquary of antiquated modes of thought and social models of the past against the progressive ideals and transitioning norms of the present shedding light on the conflicts brought about by this constant change. His archetypal drawings bring focus to the personal struggles of his subjects revealing the point at which individuals may stop affecting change and start resisting it. Terrence uses the wit, words, and iconography familiar in his work to challenge his audience into redefining their own place in the world and to ponder how they might influence the perceptions of those around them.
After getting a BFA in the mid 1990′s, he moved to Minneapolis where he began building a body of unique and thought provoking work while exhibiting at museums, galleries and universities throughout the United States. His work is also found in private collections all over the globe. Terrence has benefited from relationships with a strong creative community in Minneapolis with a supportive audience and ambitious, talented artists. Building upon this community, he has also been the gallery director of the Minneapolis Arts Collective, Rosalux Gallery, since 2002, helping other artists further their own careers.
You can find out more about Terrence and his artwork on his website www.terrencepayne.com . For purchase inquiries or other questions about the work please feel free to contact Terrence at [email protected]