i am ackermann

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who isackermann

Artist Statement – Thomas Ackermann

As a painter for more than 40 years I have endeavoured to elicit a visceral experience of my paintings for the viewer. My interest is not only WHAT (subject) I’m painting but HOW (process) I physically make a painting. Half my subject is the painting itself. I have developed a very personal way of applying my materials onto the canvas, in spirit, much like Pollock or Frankenthaler dripping or pouring. I am using a 600 year old medium (oil paint) and re-invented (altered) it to suit my unique process. My paint surfaces are either highly reflective (without topical varnishes) or extremely rough and textured. A brush has not touched the final surface.

Who is my Audience ? Who Am I Talking To ?
Apples, Oranges and alot of Rotten Fruit
To Carol - Neverlosetruth & other afflicted TRUTHERS
Paintings are FLAT & the World is not as we are told
Our last line of defence against a FAKE reality
Behind the Curtain and Under the Rug - Reality
The Fukushima Catastrophe is Teaching Me - INNER WORLD pt.4
Truth & Truthers (suck) dismiss our INNER WORLD pt.3
What is INNER WORLD pt. 2 - Why The Facts Don't Matter