Description

Thomas Chisholm’s paintings draw attention to the abstract concepts of space and time. They belong to the repertory of forms specific to abstract art and in no way aim to depict recognizable elements from the visible world. Occupying their own space and time, these works prompt viewers to reflect on the way they recognize and understand their personal space-time context. For the series Untitled, the artist used automotive spray enamels, covering the uniformly sized aluminum polygons with multiple layers of pulverized paint particles. The variations from one to the next derive mainly from the play of perspective that creates the illusion of volume and depth, of three dimensions. Despite their flat surfaces, each painting gives the impression of “seeing through space.” M.-E. B.