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About The Images​​

All images are archival pigment limited edition prints on Hahnemühle Photorag Bright White or, in the case of the Out of the Darkness body of work,  Hahnemühle Silk Baryta.

Images are framed in a white or neutral grey frame, and are also available in a shadowbox frame, with art glass, or plexiglass. Customization is available. All prints also come with a certificate of authenticity.

Sizes and editions are as follows for all series other than Out of the Darkness:

  • 40” x 40” – editions of 3
  • 24” x 24” – editions of 6
  • 8” x 8” floating in a 13” square shadow box frame – editions of 15
  • 11” x 27” triptychs – editions of 15

Sizes and editions are as follows for the Out of the Darkness body of work.

  • 60″x60″ – editions of 3
  • 40″x40″ – editions of 6
  • 20″x20″ – editions of 8

Contact me by telephone (905.244.9955) or email art@thomasbrasch.com

Tiffany Dome 02 from the series Oculus Constructed

About Thomas Brasch

Thomas Brasch (B.A, B.Ed. MBA) has devoted twenty-eight years to education. However, his passion for photography drives his creative expression.  Completely self-taught in the art, he is able to showcase his perceptions of beauty, turning the real into surreal.    His images have been juried in multiple shows and selected for several private collections.

The Oculus series has a personal significance to Thomas beyond his desire for artistic expression. He has a chronic ocular condition known as central serous retinopathy. The Oculus series speaks to how we see and perceive beauty and how we comprehend and interpret these abstract images – drawn from natural sources that surround us. Vision can be measured; however, perception and interpretation are a very individualized experience.

Artist Statement

The Oculus series captures the beauty found in everyday common elements. The image is reworked so that we can perceive and appreciate the colours, vibrancy, textures, patterns and symmetry.  Thomas has shaped the surreal out of the real, making interpretation and perception the subjects of the image and not the actual still life or landscape source. Inconspicuous details become a singularity of beauty and truth in the eye of the beholder.  Each piece is a self-reflection into the definition of our own personal aesthetics.

​​Oculus Constructed is based on notable, innovative, or historically significant architecture.  Each piece pulls together characteristic features (either internal or external) and, through repetition and symmetry, presents a new perspective of the edifice.  The beauty of geometry, shape and form are explored.

Luminosity is a work in progress; it appears to have a slow evolution.  Originally, it was to represent only luminous pieces in colour, light and reflection but as of recently, it has become an homage to other artists and their work.  

Persia 12

Tapestry When I first started taking pictures of Persian carpets, I didn’t realize how great an undertaking this would be.  I didn’t realize that Persian carpets are not mere tapestries but they are poetry, folk tales and an art form passed down from generation to generation.  The deft hands create miniature gardens or tribal designs that provide the carpets, and those who enjoy them, with a specific purpose and identity.  My digital manipulation gives a modern twist to an ancient idea.  

Out of the Darkness is my latest body of work which deals with survival and resilience in the face of chaos and terror.  The iridescent orbs emerging from the black backgrounds are meant to commemorate the ever present light of those who have survived and healed without ever forgetting the ones who perished.

Into the Light is a new series still in it’s conceptual stage.  It is to be the sister series to Out of the DArkness.  While the later deals with the commemoration of the inner light of those we have lost and those who survived trauma, Into the Light will concentrate on edifices of enlightenment.  I hope to feature architecture based on faith and humanity as well as structures where great discoveries have happened or where a wealth of knowledge is stored.

Curriculum Vitae

Formal Education:
University of Toronto, Faculty of Education, Bachelor of Education
McMaster University, Faculty of Business, Masters in Business Administration
McMaster University, Faculty of Humanities, Honours Bachelor of Arts ­ French Literature.

Solo/group shows:

  • Pigment, Group Show, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, May 2 – June 29, 2018
  • Pigment, Group Show, Bushwick Community Darkroom, New York, April 6-7, 2018
  • Contact 2018, Series, Group Show, Connections Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, May 15-June 30, 2018
  • Capture 2018, Series, Group Show, The Playground, Vancouver, British Columbia, April 12-17, 2018 Under the Sun, Untitled #13, Group Show, First Canadian Place Lobby, Toronto, March 19 – April 6, 2018
  • Kindred, Group Show, Connections Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, November 2017
  • Interwoven, Group Show, First Canadian Place Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, May 2017
  • Lens Flare, Group Show, Arta Gallery, Distillery District, Toronto, Ontario, May 17-29, 2017
  • Tapestry, Solo Show, Akasha Art Projects,  Toronto, Ontario April 6-30 2017
  • Alternative Photo Revolution, Group Show,  Washington D.C., New Orleans, Toronto, March-May 2017
  • Light Festival, Group Show, Arta Gallery, February 2 – March 12
  • The Artist Project, February 24-26, 2017
  • 10×10 Photography Project, subject for Gunar Roze, photographer (June 2016)
  • Oculus, Solo Show, Akasha Art Projects, April 2016
  • The Artist Project, February 18-21, 2016
  • Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, September 18-20, 2015
  • Contact, May 2014 : The Purists and the Manipulators, group show, Akasha Art Projects, Toronto

Donations:

  • Snap 2018, live auction: Persia #23, 40”x40”, Edition 2 of 3, March 22, 2018
  • Snap 2017, silent auction: Tiffany Dome Diptych, AP, March 30, 2017
  • Snap 2016, live auction: Untitled #23, 30”x30”, Edition 1 of 1 (March 30, 2016)
  • Snap 2014, silent auction: Oculus Series, Iris, AP
  • The Amadeus Art Project, 2014 – charity auction for the Amadeus Choir of Toronto. (November 19)
  • Snap 2013, silent auction: Oculus Series, Trinity, Winter’s eye, AP
  • Snap 2012, silent auction: An Absence of Faith, Hope in the Waste of Despair
  • Snap 2011, silent auction: Hope

Recognition/Press: