Bay Area painter Tom Holland's work has always walked the thin line between the representational and the abstract. The juxtaposition of geometric planes of fiberglass and aluminum and lustrously applied paint characterizes Tom Holland's newer work. Despite the looming physicality imposed by the fiberglass and aluminum constructs, it is the application of color in loose, dripping layers that informs these paintings and free-standing sculptures. Holland maintains his conviction that "if the materials are strong, the painting has to be stronger." These vibrant abstractions play on the tension between two-dimensional "painterly" planes and three-dimensional "sculptural" planes. Holland explains, "I wanted to do things I could pull off the walls, in the sense that they weren't as physical as normal sculpture. I wanted them to be paintings that just stood. Color that stood!" Tom Holland's work is represented in public collections such as The Art Institute of Chicago, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art.