Interpretive Realms displays all the immersive power of art, as these talented artists use their notable skills to create entire worlds in their work, which they then share with us and invite us to enter. Alluringly evocative and wonderfully creative, these pieces remind us that it is possible for art to be a source of both visual delight and new ideas.
Thomas Maes' works exhibit a rare virtuosity which is instantly striking. An expert colorist, the artist's paintings evoke the abstract canvases of Joan Miró as well as turn of the century Symbolism and even Surrealism. His images are an amalgamation of the natural world with an architectural bent, in which geometric structures connect with amorphous forms. His arrangements are controlled, yet the elements float with a joyous and invigorating freedom. His painstaking technique of preparing his design for weeks and even months before he places oil on canvas is evident in his superb compositions. Maes' oeuvre is wonderfully reminiscent of many movements in the visual arts, while resonating with musical harmony.
Born in Belgium, Maes draws his inspiration from his current home in Crete. His works are drawing the attention of international collectors, and his designs will shortly appear in a book on modern sculpture. The artist is influenced by a number of fields, including design, technology, architecture, and archaeology, as well as art history. With such innovation evident in his work, Maes is destined to take the art world by storm.