UPCOMING / Thomas Pihl - New Paintings - September 8 - October 16, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Pihl (b. 1964) works in a minimalistic language, and people often refer to Mark Rothko when facing his works. Pihl himself, however, means that his art is closer related to the sphere of advertising and design in means of the contemporary world's desire for aesthetics. Thus, his works are partly conceptual and Thomas himself mentions the candy sculpture by Felix-Gonzales Torres as a stylistic inspiration. 

James Turrel´s light sculptures is another source which has been important to Thomas in his production.

 

Education:

After breaking off his studies of music prematurely, he attended various art schools in Norway and the USA: the National College of Arts and Design in Oslo, the School of visual Arts in New York City, and Hunter College of the City University of New York City.  
 
Acquisitions: 
The National Museum of Norway, Art Museums of Bergen, the private collection of Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway, North Norwegian Art Museum, Rogaland Art Museum