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Thomas Legnon is an American born artist whose distinct style has crossed over many mediums throughout a thirty year career. Utilizing spatial narratives woven through the Art, Thomas creates from immersion with Nature, Technology, Music and Mystery.
Earlier works incorporated representation and figurative elements, paying homage to influences and blurring the lines between 'fine art' and 'illustration'. Abstraction has always been integral to the work; there is little need to replicate or furnish a libretto. Thomas's paintings grew from an archaic instinct- the desire to create without a visual or conceptual template. The process is the endless body of work designed to display as a continuum, a Mythos; hence Mythosart.
With this narrative firmly in place, the Encaustic Series set out to make purely abstract work. Each piece is unique and has been intuitively designed through the creative process. Fusion, melting, coaxing, brushwork, tape, razor scoring and burnishing all factor into every painting. The liquid wax viable for only seconds mirrors life's fleeting moments, interweaving organic and modern aspects; architectural and elemental, each pouring over or through one another. Hundreds of Encaustic panels act as day dream conduits, celebrating departure from specific imagery of an image obsessed world.
The artworks themselves are all portals which allow the viewer to interpret and analyze, to exist as a connective link with the individual, a continuous reveal...
Thomas lives and works in the Hudson Valley, NY.
Thomas has worked with the following Artists and Institutions: Jeff Koons, Al Held, Doug & Mike Starn, Polich-Tallax Foundry, Art Basel Miami, Seattle Opera, The Experience Museum, SONY, Lucasfilm & DIsney.
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