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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.

One FLU Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Relaxing with Mahler during the invasion of the Face Snatchers.
Two Mice in Conversation
My Return After A YouTube Strike For Disallowed Opinions
The JABberwocky Shuffle May Introduce The Eschaton (very soon)
Down The COVID Rabbit Hole - Kary Mullis on Fauci
The Official COVID Measures Undermine The Hippocratic Oath
DOGMA - The Backbone of Culture
Fukushima - Flowers