This recent series of abstract paintings is deeply rooted in the spiritual. Each painting, a fearless experiment, deals with personal aspects of the self through a process oriented approach that abandons any conceptual idea. Instead they surrender to intuition alone, exploring the rawness of expressionistic love, loss, pleasure + pain.  Each painting was born out of my earlier narrative paintings that have been worked and re-worked into geometric compositions recording each moment with a variety of gestures and mixed materials including oil paint, encaustic, graphite and collageThe wax beneath has been scored into horizontal and vertical bands. Oil paint is applied with a spackling knife, brushes abandoned, creating a thick sensuous surface while allowing the image below to peek through. They’re very strong, physical work, architectural in their size and composition and display a reflection on love, loss and impermanence.

Tom Brydelsky abstracts Oil and encaustic on wood.
Untitled XI
2017
Oil and encaustic on wood.
60 x 60"

Tom Brydelsky abstracts Oil, encaustic and collage on wood.
Untitled IV
2017
Oil, encaustic and collage on wood.
Quadriptych. 68 x 60"

Tom Brydelsky abstracts Oil, encaustic and collage on wood.
Untitled VII
2017
Oil, encaustic and collage on wood.
Quadriptych. 48 x 60"

Tom Brydelsky abstracts Oil, encaustic and collage on wood.
Untitled IX
2017
Oil, encaustic and collage on wood.
Quadriotych. 58 x 44"

Tom Brydelsky abstracts Oil, encaustic and collage on wood.
Untitled III
2017
Oil, encaustic and collage on wood.
Quadriptych. 56 x 56"

Tom Brydelsky abstracts Oil, encaustic and collage on wood.
Untitled V
2017
Oil, encaustic and collage on wood.
Hexaptych. 66 x 42"

Tom Brydelsky abstracts Oil, encaustic and collage on wood.
Two Red Stripes
2017
Oil, encaustic and collage on wood.
Quadriptych. 72 x 80"

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