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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.

FUKUSHIMA and the PRIME OBJECTIVE
Truth and Lies are the ILLUSION - Stop Waking Me Up With Either
Money & Power is not the reason behind this Extermination
"Blessed are the FUKUSHIMA clouds"!
"Forgive Them, They Know Not What They Do" (doesn't apply to FUKUSHIMA)
What is Real ? Who Can We Trust? Irritation Leads Me to Insight
FUKUSHIMA extincts the South Selkirk Caribou Herd
Matter, Energy & Thought are the SAME - The Owners know this & use it to create Dysfunction
"Who's Behind The Curtain" ?? & Does it Matter?