Tom Brydelsky, a painter living on Long Island, New York, creates abstractions in oils and acrylics and continues to explore the beauty of encaustic.
Working with encaustic, his signature landscapes and florals are an investigation into the nature of perception, memory, and the living environment. In his new Paintings, Ribbons and Swatch series Brydelsky combines bold color with washes of pigment and ribbons of collage creating images that hum with energy. Extending the boundaries of exploration, Brydelsky has recently begun to look at the effects of literal light on the surface of his canvases. His Lightworks series reveals LED* lights peering through layers of paint that swirl across the canvas in a uniquely luminous space—a reflection of the spirit residing within each of us individually and within our collective selves.
A recipient of the prestigious Pollock-Krasner award, Brydelsky’s work has appeared in numerous publications, televised features on art and home décor, as well as group and solo exhibitions in the US and Europe. His work is found in permanent public and private collections including the Ben Shahn Center Galleries, William Paterson University and the Heckscher Museum of Art. Currently, Brydelsky exhibits his work in Chicago, New York, and Louisville.
Brydelsky has also worked for many years as a museum educator at New York institutions including The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Queens Museum of Art, The Heckscher Museum of Art and the Parrish Art Museum.
Brydelsky received his BFA from Empire State College CUNY and attended the Art Students League from 1977 to 1981.
*LED Light Emitting Diode