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Press Release

Galerie Karsten Greve is delighted to present This Shimmering World, the new solo exhibition by the American photographer Thomas Brummett, who will unveil selections from his series RIVER and HALOS. Like the rest of his oeuvre, they are part of his vast project, Rethinking the Natural, which he defines himself as “the project of a lifetime”. Immanence and meditative observations shape the genesis of his approach, which celebrates nature in all its forms and tackles the themes of the infinite and the divine.

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I’ve always worked with mining the territory in between drawing and photography. I have over the years repeatedly worked with the idea of the viewer changing their perception the closer they get to my images.

From a distance this work seems like one thing, but as you get closer the visual codes change

to black ink-like Sumi gestures and barren burned out trees. This duality of line and photographic subject is one of the mysterious things photography can achieve which (for me) no other art form can match. In some of these works the river reflections are acting as a type of “Looking Glass” into our possible future.”
Frame study and detail for River Diptych #7 (For Hokusai) which will be in my solo exhibition at Galerie Karsten Greve / Paris titled “This Shimmering World”, in conjunction with Paris Photo.

From the Halos Series included in This Shimmering World

With the Halos series I have tried to document what the world would look like if we could just have the sensory tools to experience it. We are surrounded by starlight and rainbows every moment. We just can’t see them. These are simply records of refracted light. What would normally be a photographic mistake or defect of the lens. In my world it’s a miracle just waiting for all of us…

Halos # 5
Halos #13 (Ascension) For the Fallen….

Guided tour ( with subtitles) of the Paris museum exhibition I am now in called: Rêver l’Univers (Dreaming the Universe)

This fantastic Exhibition is closed to the public due to Covid.

How to recognize an Art Scam.. It all started with this message on my web site:

“Hello There, 
My name is Jackson Banks from Washington DC. I actually observed my wife has been viewing your website on my laptop and i guess she likes your piece of work. I’m also impressed and amazed to have seen your various works too, You are doing a great job. I would like to purchase Two of your Artworks “NOCTURNE #6 & 12”, as a surprise to my wife on our anniversary. Also, let me know if you accept Check as mode of Payment. “

Thanks and best regards 
Jackson. 

jacksonbanks79@yahoo.com .   (or jacksonbanks1302@gmail.com )

Hi Jackson!
These are large works and two of my favorites. Give me your number and let’s talk about it.

Thomas Brummett


Dear Thomas,

“Thanks for the message, For now i can Only be reach
 via Email, My computer will alert me as soon as i have an
 incoming emails.. I must tell you I intend to give my wife a
 surprise with the immediate purchase of the two piece. Also
 If you’d like to know, I’m relocating to Canada soon
 and our wedding anniversary is fast approaching. So I’m
 trying to gather some good stuff to make this event a
 surprise one. I am buying those piece as part of gifts to
 her (quickly before someone else grabs it). Kindly email me
 the asking price for both piece asap. I’ll be sending a
 check. As regarding shipping, you don’t have to worry
 about that in order not to leave any clue to my wife for the
 surprise. as soon as you receive and cash the check, my
 shipping agent (who is also moving my Truck and Properties)
 will contact you to arrange for the pick-up. I would have
 handled this much differently if I’d been at home but at
 the moment, am on training voyage to the North Atlantic
 Ocean, (I’m a Civil Marine Engineer) with new hires who
 are fresh from graduate school and won’t be back for
 another couple of weeks.”

 Regards,

 Jackson Banks.

So this was the big tip off… Can’t talk on the phone ( always get a phone number) Further email showed the shipping guy would be paid by artist via an overpayment from the check. ( How they make money)

Long Story short…. I engaged the guy and let him spend money to send me a check.. ( I made him overnight it) When I got the check I had to laugh as this guy is apparently a complete Moron. (Don’t ever deposit these checks as its a federal offense). I just called the company (or the bank) to confirm funds.

Maybe this guy needs to move to a country where he can spell?

Honored to to have my work in a lovely group exhibition with some amazing artists titled: “Embodied Landscape”

at GALERIE KARSTEN GREVE PARIS CÔTÉ RUE showing Gideon Rubin, Georgia Russell, Sergio Vega, Lawrence Carroll, Ma Jun and Thomas Brummett
January 26 – February 27. 2019

https://www.galerie-karsten-greve.com/en

4 works available in the Exhibition can be seen here:

https://www.studio-4a.com/-/ttrdp/fine-art-prints/the-murmur-of-a-thousand-suns

Mille Solis #1

Edition 1/3, Signature on Recto (bottom and in white oil paint)
New Work
38.36 x 26.36 in. // 97,4 x 66.95 cm (photograph only)
Frame : 130,25 x 99 cm
Silver Gelatin Print
Also 35 X52.5″ / 89x133cm


Detail

Installation study for Untitled #11.  Zen meets Zen in this installation study for my Untitled #11 photograph from the Nature Morte Series. Thanks to #studiobrentlee for the gorgeous interior design.

 

https://www.instagram.com/thomasbrummettart/