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.

If The Facts Don't Matter, What Does?
The Age of Fission - A Loveless Existence - Who Matters to Me
UNKLE-COLLECTIVE and David Feeney
RAT-ART Exhibition - frEERadiCALs, R.Sturgeon, h.t. Ackermann
MMC Century Gladiators (of Nihilism)
The Bourdain Story - Breaking The Dysfunction With Our Story
Annihilating the World merely by Living our Experiences
We Don't Have A Chance UNLESS......
All of reality is FAKE - Without CONSCIENCE