A master of geometric abstraction, Matthew Thomas has explored religious and cultural
traditions for over 35 years. Through the study and practice of multiple traditions
including Mahayana Buddhism, Sufism, Vedanta Yoga and Christianity, Thomas has developed
a dynamic visual language that synthesizes this spiritual study into geometric structures,
color patterns and mathematical systems. Within the rigorous restraint of this language
the artist produces works that are simultaneously highly charged, meditative and expressive. Through occasional use of African textiles adhered to panels, coated
with wax and metal leaf, Thomas alludes to his African-American heritage.
Darshan displays groupings of Thomas's paintings, arranged as giant mandalas that
vibrate with energy and feeling. These works are primarily encaustic on wood panel
with gold leaf, intense pigments and inscribed geometric lines that bear reference
to both physical and metaphysical universes.
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Putting Rietveld on a Pedestal
43"x28"x21", lacquer on wood
65"x36"x12", mixed media