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Thomas Schurr
updated: 02/14/2012
website: www.thomasschurr.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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i should have known before
my flower that fell down
cross your legs and hope to die
there wasnt anything left to say
i got shot thru my wings
we were waiting for some signs
i was dreaming of the next symmetry
i never knew how it arrived but when it did
it was almost incredile someone would try that
some kind of fuckin flying Pollock
the ability of not doing nothing
he stood up to look at the sun
viral hand after Caravaggio
viral pieta after Civelli
viral woman in white after Picasso
 
Portfolio Keywords:  text, dreams, surreal, biomorphic, obsessive
 
 
i should have known before by Thomas Schurr
i should have known before
pen and ink on paper
2007
11" x  8" 
my flower that fell down by Thomas Schurr
my flower that fell down
pen and ink on paper
2007
11" x  8" 
cross your legs and hope to die by Thomas Schurr
cross your legs and hope to die
pen and ink on paper
2007
11" x  8" 
there wasnt anything left to say by Thomas Schurr
there wasnt anything left to say
pen and ink on paper
2007
11" x  8" 
i got shot thru my wings by Thomas Schurr
i got shot thru my wings
pen and ink on paper
2007
11" x  8" 
we were waiting for some signs by Thomas Schurr
we were waiting for some signs
pen and ink on paper
2007
11" x  8" 
i was dreaming of the next symmetry by Thomas Schurr
i was dreaming of the next symmetry
pen and ink on paper
2007
9 1/2" x  12 1/2" 
i never knew how it arrived but when it did by Thomas Schurr
i never knew how it arrived but when it did
pen and ink on paper
2007
9 1/2" x  12 1/2" 
it was almost incredile someone would try that by Thomas Schurr
it was almost incredile someone would try that
pen and ink on paper
2007
9 1/2" x  12 1/2" 
some kind of fuckin flying Pollock by Thomas Schurr
some kind of fuckin flying Pollock
pen, brush and ink on paper
2006
9 1/2" x  12 1/2" 
the ability of not doing nothing by Thomas Schurr
the ability of not doing nothing
pen, brush and ink on paper
2006
9 1/2" x  12 1/2" 
he stood up to look at the sun by Thomas Schurr
he stood up to look at the sun
pen, brush and ink on paper
2006
9 1/2" x  12 1/2" 
viral hand after Caravaggio by Thomas Schurr
viral hand after Caravaggio
pen and ink on photo
2006
12 1/2" x  9 1/2" 
viral pieta after Civelli by Thomas Schurr
viral pieta after Civelli
pen and ink on photo
2006
12 1/2" x  9 1/2" 
viral woman in white after Picasso by Thomas Schurr
viral woman in white after Picasso
pen and ink on photo
2006
12 1/2" x  9 1/2" 

Artist Statement

 

 

This is the first phase of a series of work on paper exploring various diverse themes including concerns of the obsessive and digressive, along with the agitation and randomness of quotidian thought. The daily practice of which (hopefully) serves to elucidate, elaborate and provoke a cognition that is both pointed and tangential, deep in reality as well as its antipodes. As a point of departure and return, a brain in a vat of consciousness, longing and desire navigating through each deception, attempting to breach the abyss---crossing through the contagion of a temporal umbra and the profound intensity of space engulfing one in a viral bath. Self referential and self generating, mirrored, symmetric, echoed to the nano and beyond; borne by fever, infected by itself and reduced by half a breath, I pause briefly to continue once more. Yes, admitting to being a seeker, indulging in reverie to release psychic trigger points twitching again attempting to decode the tenebral visions incised in the corporal. But I may be ahead of myself…or behind.  

 

Thomas Schurr

Artist Bio / CV

 

2006 

           
Burning Man New York City, performance and installation,   Brooklyn NY                                                                         

Watami Wat TV performance and installation
Peace, Love and Unity Event, Paris, France       

Contribution of Artwork and Art Director for 'La Voix des
Autres', art and literary review, Nice, France
2004            

New Artists Show at Radio France, Paris, France                                                      

2003           

Night of a Thousand Drawings, Artists Space, New York                                                       

2002                                                                                 

Photo District Gallery, NY, NY    
New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, New Jersey,  Donald Kuspit, juror

                                                  
2001          

Places to Rest, University of Florida, Davie, Florida

1999           

Gallery 1205, Brooklyn, NY


1997 

           
Front Street Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


1995

           
The Whitney Biennial, Rikrit Tiravijian Performance, member of      
the D-chord band, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York  

               
Brooklyn Firehouse Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


1994

          
Gavin Brown Gallery, Rikrit Tiravijian Performance, member of the D-chord band, New York


1993

            
Space 1155, Brooklyn, NY


1987

             
Emerging Collector Gallery, New York


1985 

            
Pratt Alumni Show, New York


Education:

                 
1984  Master of Fine Arts, University of Tennessee/Knoxville, TN
1978   Bachelor of Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, Brookyln, NY