BIO Thomas Brasch (B.A., B.Ed., MBA) has devoted thirty years to education before embarking on his second career as a photographer and visual artist. Completely self-taught in the discipline, he is able to showcase his perceptions of beauty, turning the real into surreal. He has had several solo shows in Toronto and has been in several group shows internationally. With a background in sciences, languages, education, and business, he is able to blend the skills he has learned and apply them to his artistic practice. His style of abstraction is multi-layered, providing an underlying statement to the aesthetics. His representational work highlights his discoveries from the ancient to the modern during his journeys.
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.