This artwork is from our Darker Minty group exhibition. This is a group exhibition exploring the complexities of the human experience. Working across various forms of painting and sculpture, these artists navigate identity, intimacy, personal struggle, and our relationships to natural and built environments. Their work is raw, visceral, evocative and mysterious, reflecting the spirit of Hobart’s infamous Dark Mofo festival. They share a focus on materiality - from oil and acrylic paint, to concrete, clay and steel - creating works that are highly tactile and reveal the physicality of their making. The human form is a recurring subject matter in these works, with depictions ranging from spectral to corporeal, whilst others explore the physical and emotional spaces we inhabit. Whether figurative or abstract, these works give expression to some of life’s most complex emotions and experiences.
Thomas Bucich is a New York native now based in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales. With a career spanning thirty years, his multidisciplinary practice includes drawing, painting and sculpture. His materials include stone, bronze, wood, pigment, found objects, charcoal and paint. He describes how “the innate need to create drives the plasticity in my practice and allows me to roam between the disciplines in some sort of poetic collision.”
Bucich’s work is process-driven. He responds intuitively to the materials at hand, experimenting with the unexpected and accepting chance reactions. For him, the modification and manipulation of materials and objects amplifies their spiritual essence. He seeks to draw links between the beauty and chaos of nature and the human spirit, reflecting on his connections with culture, self, society and the environment.Artwork location: Sydney