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Thomas Acevedo

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20140528223236-tonglen
Toglen Acrylic On Canvas 22x28
20140528223335-004-8483-hubris
Hubris Acrylic On Canvas 18x24
20140528233028-001-8483-_temprance
Temperance , 2/13 Acrylic On Canvas 16x20
20140528233049-06-8483-taking_inventory
20140528233056-009-8483-prudent_man
Prudent Man, 2012 Acrylic On Canvas 24x30
20140528233112-acevedo_allegoryofthe_cave_ii_curiosity_acryliconcanvas_14x18in2012_-_copy
Allegory of the cave II, 2012 Acrylic On Canvas 14x18
20140528233114-acevedo_9_mondaymorning
Monday Morning , 2012 Acrylic On Canvas 24x18
20140528233127-acevedo_hukon__18x24_acrylic_
Hukon , 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 24x30
20140528233134-acevedo_lotus
Lotus, 2011 Acrylic On Canvas 23x32
20140528233158-acevedo_tom_allegory_of_the_cave_iii__acrylic_on_canvas_24x18_2013
allegory of the Cave III, 2012 Acrylic On Canvas 24x18
20140528233200-acevedoa_power_greateracryliconcanvas43x222009_-_copy__2_
A Power Greater, 2011 Acrylic On Canvas 43x22
20140528233205-acevedoansu_rayoflight_acryliconcanvas18x24in2011
Ansu ( ray of Light), 2011 Acrylic On Canvas 24x18
20140528233224-acevedobreaking_thebondsacryliconcanvas30x32in2009
Breaking the Bonds , 2009 Acrylic On Canvas 27x30
20140528233237-acevedolotusacryliconcanvas30x27in2011
Lotus, 2011 Acrylic On Canvas 23x32
20140528233239-acevedojaiacryliconcanvas20x24in2010_-_copy
Jai ( heart), 2010 Acrylic On Canvas 24x20
20140528233249-acevedomilarepaacryliconcanvas24x30in2011
20140528233256-acevedoobsessedacryliconcanvas32x27in2011
20140528233304-acevedosundaymorningacryliconcanvas18x24in2012_-_copy
Sunday Morning , 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 24 X 18 X 1 Inches
20140528233320-acevedopoutyboyacryliconcanvas16x12in2011
20140528233322-acevedosunsetacryliconcanvas36x24in2012
20140528233327-acevedothegentlemanacryliconcanvas18x20in2011
20140528233338-conjurer
20140528233400-hesitant_surrender
20140528233400-dreamweaver
20140528233419-the_myth_of_self
20140528233424-the_secret
20140528233434-tonglen
20140529020919-acevedo_allegoryofthecave_mislead_acryliconcanvas14x18in2012_-_copy
Allegory of the Cave I, 2012 Acrylic On Canvas 14x18
20140608122422-the_visitor
The Visitor, march 2014 Acrylic On Canvas 24x30
20130717032842-002
Opening Portraits Show, July 6, 2013 Oil And Acylic On Canvas © 2013
20140608121600-the_visitor_watermarked
The Visitor , 2014 Acrylic 24x32
20140901225052-tom_acevedo_-_hubris_-_acrylic_on_canvas_-_24_inches_x_18_inches_-___all_rights_reserved
Hubris , 2014 Acylic On Canvas 24 Inches X 18 Inches © All Rights Reserved
20140528222819-acevedosundaymorningacryliconcanvas18x24in2012
Quick Facts
Birthplace
new york
Birth year
1965
Lives in
dorchester
Works in
boston
Schools
Mass Art, 1993
Statement

Fine art painter working on the spirit.

 

In the past four years I have recommitted to being a fine artist. This has come at such a time that I can focus on a spiritual life and rediscover a gift that the universe has given me. Since my earliest memories my favorite way to communicate has been through art. The brush or pencil has never been out of my hands. I studied for 3 years at the Massachusetts College of Art, and unable to afford classes in painting, I then left and apprenticed under an artist and mural painter. Soon after I began my career as a painter in the Boston area, and for 25 years my technique was honed working hand in hand with my clients. Yet only in these past three years have I begun to paint for myself again.

I paint because it is the only thing I know that I need to do, when my mind is not in the past or the future, but in the moment. Because I feel, I paint. Painting for me is meditative, cathartic, and emotional. I truly am blessed to have this venue for expression. If I can connect with one person through my painting I am happy; to add to the stream of life through painting, letting the viewer know they are not alone and that there is hope. My paintings can be a source of healing and inspiration, as well as something pleasing to the eye. The subjects, painted in acrylic, convey a masculine vulnerability, capturing a moment in time when the spirit of consciousness is pure. That moment can come not only in the best of times, but as in life, the most challenging of times as well.

My current paintings are somewhat autobiographical, an expression of what I’m working through in my life. “Breaking the Bonds” was painted during one of the most difficult times in my recovery when I realized I had to let go of some of my shortcomings. “Tonglen” the ability to take on others suffering and be less self-involved. They are figurative but I try to transfer an emotion or a stage of spiritual growth onto the canvas. Layer by layer I apply acrylic paint and glaze, building references to the emotion I am trying to express.

 

While the motivations may be deeply personal, my work seeks to portray the trials of any life, the beauty of each day, and burdens that are universally felt and understood. With each painting I attempt to challenge myself with lighting and exaggerated, twisting poses that appear disturbing without being offensive. Eventually I would like to relax on the realism and become a bit more surreal combining both approaches to bring each story to another level.

 

Recently I have been published in Coplovoro a Limited edition coffee table book collection of Male nudes https://capovoro.squarespace.com/dream-team-acevedo.

As well as

www.artofman.org a quarterly publication featuring the misunderstood male nude

For more shows and Galleries please see my web site , www.tomacevedoartstudio.com