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Illusions by Tom Eckert

Exhibition  /  04 Mar 2014  -  30 Apr 2014
Published: 14.02.2014
Tom Eckert. Object: Camisia. Hand-carved polychrome wood, paint. 24'x24'x8.5'. Tom, EckertObject: CamisiaHand-carved polychrome wood, paint24'x24'x8.5'. Tom Eckert
Object: Camisia
Hand-carved polychrome wood, paint
24"x24"x8.5"


Tom, Eckert
Object: Camisia
Hand-carved polychrome wood, paint
24"x24"x8.5"

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Intro
Mobilia Gallery presents the exhibition "Illusions" by Tom Eckert, with trompe l'oeil sculptures.

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Tom Eckert
"My sculptures are formed entirely of wood and then painted. I use traditional processes to carve, construct, laminate and paint my pieces. Coming from a painting and drawing background, I am still interested in applying some of those techniques to my sculptures. My choice of paint is mostly waterborne lacquer applied using both spray guns and brushes.

Forms carved to suggest cloth recur in many of my pieces. By tradition, cloth has been widely used to conceal and shroud objects in practices ranging from advertising to church rituals. Covered forms are often more evocative - with a sense of mystery absent from the uncovered object by itself.

Since childhood, I have been curious about and amused by mistaken impressions of reality presented as part of my visual experiences. One of my earliest recollections, on a car trip, was my perception of the wet, slick highway ahead that turned out to be an illusion, a mirage. The revelation that I was fooled, visually and intellectually tricked, stuck with me. This visual deception is now the basis for my creative direction. When this idea is applied to my compositions, a sense of the impossible happens - for me, magic."

Tom Eckert
, 2014
Tom Eckert. Object: Nascent Inception. Hand-carved polychrome wood, paint. 60'x9'x6'. Tom, EckertObject: Nascent InceptionHand-carved polychrome wood, paint60'x9'x6'. Tom Eckert
Object: Nascent Inception
Hand-carved polychrome wood, paint
60"x9"x6"


Tom, Eckert
Object: Nascent Inception
Hand-carved polychrome wood, paint
60"x9"x6"

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Tom Eckert. Object: Rag Study I. Hand-carved polychrome wood, paint. 8'x10'x2'. Tom, EckertObject: Rag Study IHand-carved polychrome wood, paint8'x10'x2'. Tom Eckert
Object: Rag Study I
Hand-carved polychrome wood, paint
8"x10"x2"


Tom, Eckert
Object: Rag Study I
Hand-carved polychrome wood, paint
8"x10"x2"

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Tom Eckert. Object: Transcendence of the Granite. Hand-carved polychrome wood, paint. 16'x10'x6'. Tom, EckertObject: Transcendence of the GraniteHand-carved polychrome wood, paint16'x10'x6'. Tom Eckert
Object: Transcendence of the Granite
Hand-carved polychrome wood, paint
16"x10"x6"


Tom, Eckert
Object: Transcendence of the Granite
Hand-carved polychrome wood, paint
16"x10"x6"

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