Thomas Brasch

Thomas Brasch

Travel Diaries is a departure from my previous style of lens-based abstraction. While these representational travel photos differ from my usual kaleidoscopic orbs, they still come from the same inspirational source found in all my work.

There is a connection that runs through my practice as an artist. I have always had a lifelong obsession with geometry, patterns, textures and colours. As a photographer, I elect to record visual elements that speak to me. As a documenter and storyteller, I convey my discoveries.

Architects, artists and artisans have created impressive monuments that include intricate detail in the desire to attain a supreme expression of celestial beauty - Heaven on Earth. In Gothic and Baroque cathedrals, Sephardic synagogues and ancient mosques, I discover that these details, patterns, and textures share geometries and craftsmanship as a common language. Though languages can divide peoples, the desire to create and the imagination become the lingua franca of all peoples.

“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.” - Oscar Wilde.

Travel Diaries is a departure from my previous style of lens-based abstraction. While these representational travel photos differ from my usual kaleidoscopic orbs, they still come from the same inspirational source found in all my work.

There is a connection that runs through my practice as an artist. I have always had a lifelong obsession with geometry, patterns, textures and colours. As a photographer, I elect to record visual elements that speak to me. As a documenter and storyteller, I convey my discoveries.

Architects, artists and artisans have created impressive monuments that include intricate detail in the desire to attain a supreme expression of celestial beauty - Heaven on Earth. In Gothic and Baroque cathedrals, Sephardic synagogues and ancient mosques, I discover that these details, patterns, and textures share geometries and craftsmanship as a common language. Though languages can divide peoples, the desire to create and the imagination become the lingua franca of all peoples.

“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.” - Oscar Wilde.