Thomas Canto’s Cosmic Geometries and Sharp Symmetries
Superstar artist Thomas Canto hijacks your mind’s eye and splices space-time.
The work of mixed-media art-slinger Thomas Canto depicts a dense, turbulent sense of surface design and supertemporal angst. His aesthetic themes — ideas about grids, systems, urban sprawl, social flux, and the like — are expressed through warped Euclidean fields, relativistic time dilation and graphic gravitational waves. His work embodies an encyclopedic trove of movements and masters like Oscar Niemeyer and Kazimir Malevich, for instance, as well as Zaha Hadid, Victor Vasarely, Julio Le Parc, and Jesús Rafael Soto.
Stare deep into Thomas’ paintings and installations and you’ll see a diverse range of –isms and individuals: Parametricism, Constructivism, Suprematism; Albert Einstein’s general relativity, Futurism, Minimalism, alien technology, postmodern architecture; Tron, Michio Kaku, the Multiverse, Le Corbusier, street graffiti and bleeding-edge computational design. His fluid, hardcore forms amount to a brain-boggling and beautiful architectonic synthesis of the sublime. “I’m really inspired by Constructivism, 1960s-era Optical Art and astrophysics/cosmology,” says Thomas. “My art is a confluence of ideas and events: singularities and vortexes; social change and urban density; paradoxes and geometric dreamscapes that are compressed into microcosms and substrates. My work is a visual/abstract clustering of these concepts and phenomena.”
Thomas engenders topographies of excitation and domains of exquisite distortions. His geometric compositions and jagged sculptures incorporate algorithms of change and hi-NRG artistic angst: picture graphs depicting dizzying acceleration through deep hyperspace, toward a multi-dimensional infinity and then back again. Speed, undulation and awe are inescapable in his oeuvre. Twisted terrains and intricate intermixing of line and color produce full-on spatial illusions. Thomas’ art is outright amazing — it incessantly hijacks your senses and pokes you in your mind’s eye!
Applying perspectival drawing methods from paper to three-dimensional forms, mixing the virtual and real, and the spectral geometries that come out of his insane alien brain, Thomas Canto’s enigmatic art is a gorgeous multiverse unto itself. Check it…
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