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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.

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

My favorite shows at the Met have been when the curators mix the old and new, the classical and the modern and the high and the low.  The Met sculpture exhibition Is astounding and for this exhibition it takes a village of curators.  Run don’t walk to see this show:

Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and The Body (1300–Now)  is one of the best shows this year and every piece is a knock out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curator Credits:

Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300–Now) is curated by Luke Syson, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Chairman of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, and Sheena Wagstaff, Leonard A. Lauder Chairman of Modern and Contemporary Art, both at The Met, with Brinda Kumar, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Met, and Emerson Bowyer, Searle Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago, with the assistance of Elyse Nelson, Research Associate, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, The Met.

https://www.metmuseum.org/press/exhibitions/2018/like-life