Chuck Thomas lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Born in Glendale, California, he earned an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and a Bachelor of Arts from Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, where he studied painting and sculpture. He also attended the New York AICA Studio Program. Thomas’s paintings have been exhibited in solo and group shows throughout the United States and Europe, and held in private collections and foundations around the world.
“Sometimes I think of an asteroid covered in frozen water hitting a molten rock, forming oceans with captured microbes set free, that are nurtured by the sun, the formation of life. Painting is my medium of choice for capturing these primordial images that exist in my mind. My work lives in this intersection of the terrestrial and the imagined, a portal between this world and perhaps an unseen parallel world. I utilize references from places I have been to in different parts of the world to create forms thereof, materializing. These new forms have their own specific realities, imbued with an inherent spirituality that is nevertheless grounded in “the real world” around us. The possibility to make this connection between the seen and the unseen is what drives me to the studio, each day.”