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About The Images​​

All images are archival pigment limited edition prints on Hahnemühle Photorag Bright White. Images are framed in a white frame, and are also available in a shadowbox frame, with art glass, or plexiglass. All prints also come with a certificate of authenticity.

Sizes and editions are as follows:

  • 60″ x 60″ – editions of 1
  • 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” Triptych of the Berlin Hauptahnhof – editions of 15

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

Tiffany Dome 02 from the series Oculus Constructed

About Thomas Brasch

Thomas Brasch (B.A, B.Ed. MBA) has devoted twenty-five 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.

Untitled 02 from the series Oculus

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, my new series, 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.  I’ve discovered architecture as a source material on a recent trip to Iceland and Germany.  The first images were of the Harpa Music Hall in Reykjavik.  Subsequently, I’ve been able to create pieces based on Sankt Sebaldus church in Nuremberg as well as the New Synagogue in Berlin.  Canadian architectural sources are the Li Ka Shing Institute of Knowledge (St. Michael’s Hospital) and Brookefield Place.

Persia 12
Persia 12 from the series Tapestry

Curriculum Vitae

Education:
Photography ­ traditional black and white analogue and full colour digital ­ self taught
Software ­ Photoshop, Lightroom and InDesign ­ self taught

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.

Recognition

Solo show at Akasha Art Projects, April 2016, Official opening TBA

Representation – Art Gallery of Hamilton / Design Annex

Snap 2016, live auction: Untitled #23, 30”x30”, Edition 1 of 1 (March 30, 2016) Link:  Snap 2016

The Artist Project, February 18-21, 2016 Link: The Artist Project

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, September 18-20, 2015

The Amadeus Art Project, 2014 – charity auction for the Amadeus Choir of Toronto. (November 19)

Contact, May 2014 : The Purists and the Manipulators (group show) at Akasha Art Gallery  Link : ARToronto

Snap 2014, silent auction: Oculus Series, Iris

Snap 2013, silent auction: Oculus Series, Trinity, Winter’s eye

Snap 2012, silent auction: An Absence of Faith, Hope in the Waste of Despair

Snap 2011, silent auction: Hope