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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.

THE NEW ABNORMAL - No More Pearls - Only Swine
THE NEW ABNORMAL - No Tears only Fears
THE NEW ABNORMAL - Degrading Life Experiences
THE NEW ABNORMAL - creating doubt about stuff we know to be true
THE NEW ABNORMAL - Extracting the Soul
Show me a Virus - THE NEW ABNORMAL
Unklecollect - Hanging the Apostle-Astronauts
The News Cycle has only 2 Stories & "Some Souls Are More Equal Than Others"