THOMAS BUTLER
Norman, Oklahoma - United States



Original Artworks (4)

Thomas Butler; Spring9, 2002, Original Painting Other, 24 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241 Acrylic/ oil/ enamel on canvas...
Thomas Butler
Original Other Painting, 2002
24 x 30 inches (61.0 x 76.2 cm)
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Thomas Butler; Spring1, 2002, Original Photography Other, 24 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241 acrylic/ oil/ enamel on canvas...
Thomas Butler
Original Other Photograph, 2002
24 x 30 inches (61.0 x 76.2 cm)
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Thomas Butler; Winter6, 2002, Original Painting Other, 24 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241 oil/ acrylic/ enamel on canvas...
Thomas Butler
Original Other Painting, 2002
24 x 30 inches (61.0 x 76.2 cm)
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Thomas Butler; Winter1, 2002, Original Painting Other, 24 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241 oil/ acrylic/ enamel on canvas...
Thomas Butler
Original Other Painting, 2002
24 x 30 inches (61.0 x 76.2 cm)
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Artist Statement

I am currently a senior in two degree programs at the University of Oklahoma, Painting and Biochemistry. I live and work in Norman, Ok. Born in Lawton, and raised in Tulsa, I still find my life to be a constant journey of discovery.
I began painting in 1995, and working towards a painting degree in 1999. Contact with artists such as Daniel Kiacz, Louise Jones and George Hughes in the Art department at OU, have allowed my art to flourish. Development of my own style has been influenced directly by their input, and technical insights. My work has been displayed in a variety of shows, several recently and forthcoming.

My art is primarily concerned with the manipulation of abstract figurative forms. Many of these forms were discovered through the study of biochemistry. As my degree in biochemistry advanced, I became fascinated with spatial interactions and studied them more intently in relation to my work. The tendency to force interactions in positive-negative fields, as seen in "The Truth be Told", allows my work to exist on several planes at once. Pieces like "Spring <7" often feature as many as a dozen distinct forms, interwoven to attain visual movement and distraction simultaneously. The intentional restriction of figurative details is often necessary to achieve this effect. It is my intention to allow those that spend time with my pieces to discover obscure figures not available to the casual observer. I sincerely hope you enjoy what you see, as much as I enjoy creating these pieces.

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