Thomas Canto | TRANSPARENT LANDSCAPES. Solo show at Atelier des Bains. Geneva (CH)
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TRANSPARENT LANDSCAPES. Solo show at Atelier des Bains. Geneva (CH)

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04 Sep TRANSPARENT LANDSCAPES. Solo show at Atelier des Bains. Geneva (CH)

Solo show. From the 18th of september to the 15th of november 2014. Opening on the 18th.
Requests at hello@atelierdesbains.com
Rue des bains 22
1205 GENEVE

TRANSPARENT LANDSCAPES

In the continuity of his work on urban architecture and perspective, Thomas Canto, goes out of the frame with lines that escape the canvas, creating works halfway between painting and sculpture.
This evolution towards a work with volume, allows him to add more technical details to his already complex graphics works, which permit a deeper immersion for the spectator. By the skillfully calculated use of new materials such as Plexiglas and cables, he produces optical illusions, which vary according to the point of view. These experimental boxes are as many windows one can look through in order to discover his universe, where infinity goes from black to white. Thomas Canto’s imaginary urban landscapes take place in the middle of a limitless space in which orientation is no more possible.
The visual effects proposed by the series of works « Transparent Landscapes » are the resultant of overlapping techniques. Canvases painted with meticulousness, representing an abstract and complex universe, cables tight according to axes that follow or impede the content, supported in an invisible way by boxes of Plexiglas, create mixing and overlap- ping levels of reading. This three dimensions’ work allows the artist to play with a new element; the light. The weaving of the cables, by carrying their shadows on the canvas, produces new geometries that vary according to the lighting and the viewing angle. The shifting received from these changeable base lines gives to his works a curiously lively aspect.
The spectator will go out of his depth with this first exhibition entirely dedicated to the 3D work of Thomas Canto, as snatched up by the space in move- ment, which opens up to him, and in which he does not know whether he is above or underneath. He thus experiments a sensation of weightlessness and dizziness comparable to the feeling of looking at the summit of a skyscraper from below.
With this new plastic proposal, the artist writes a synthesis of the various movements that inspire him. One can find the dynamism of the graffiti, the radical compositions of the constructivists or the supremacists or even the visual and kinetic effects peculiar to Opart. Thomas Canto’s work position, situated at the crossroads between all of his researches, gives him a unique and brand new identity.
TRANSPARENT LANDSCAPES (Exhibition concept)
In the continuity of his work on urban architecture and perspective, Thomas Canto, goes out of the frame with lines that escape the canvas, creating works halfway between painting and sculpture.
This evolution towards a work with volume, allows him to add more technical details to his already complex graphics works, which permit a deeper immersion for the spectator. By the skillfully calculated use of new materials such as Plexiglas and cables, he produces optical illusions, which vary according to the point of view. These experimental boxes are as many windows one can look through in order to discover his universe, where infinity goes from black to white. Thomas Canto’s imaginary urban landscapes take place in the middle of a limitless space in which orientation is no more possible.
The visual effects proposed by the series of works « Transparent Landscapes » are the resultant of overlapping techniques. Canvases painted with meticulousness, representing an abstract and complex universe, cables tight according to axes that follow or impede the content, supported in an invisible way by boxes of Plexiglas, create mixing and overlap- ping levels of reading. This three dimensions’ work allows the artist to play with a new element; the light. The weaving of the cables, by carrying their shadows on the canvas, produces new geometries that vary according to the lighting and the viewing angle. The shifting received from these changeable base lines gives to his works a curiously lively aspect.
The spectator will go out of his depth with this first exhibition entirely dedicated to the 3D work of Thomas Canto, as snatched up by the space in move- ment, which opens up to him, and in which he does not know whether he is above or underneath. He thus experiments a sensation of weightlessness and dizziness comparable to the feeling of looking at the summit of a skyscraper from below.
With this new plastic proposal, the artist writes a synthesis of the various movements that inspire him. One can find the dynamism of the graffiti, the radical compositions of the constructivists or the supremacists or even the visual and kinetic effects peculiar to Opart. Thomas Canto’s work position, situated at the crossroads between all of his researches, gives him a unique and brand new identity.

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