March – April 2013
Woodward Gallery Project Space
Artist Thomas Buildmore relates the title of his new mural to today’s state of contemporary painting and street art. Taking inspiration from old masters paintings, Buildmore consciously reconceives work with his colorful flare.
It is the case with his new grand scale mural WHERE DO WE COME FROM WHAT ARE WE WHERE ARE WE GOING, that Buildmore uniquely defines references from the Impressionist style with contemporary materials. He deconstructs the formal elements of Paul Gauguin’s Tahitian women by remarkably maintaining the essence of the 19th century painting. Thomas Buildmore delivers an excitingly current and fresh relevance in this composition while expressing his own individualistic mythology.
(Homage to Paul Gauguin, D’où Venons Nous / Que Sommes Nous / Où Allons Nous c.1897)