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5305 Bolm Rd, Bay 10.5

Thomas Cook, Thirdspace Arts

Painting
Alternate View on Franklin Avenue
Alternate View on Franklin Avenue

2020, Oil on panel, repurposed frame, 17 1/2 x 11 1/2 in.

$600

NFS

2020, Oil on panel, repurposed frame, 17 1/2 x 11 1/2 in.
Alternate View on Franklin Avenue

2020, Oil on panel, repurposed frame, 17 1/2 x 11 1/2 in.

$ 600.00 USD

NFS

The Blooming Agaves and the Rate of Expansion
The Blooming Agaves and the Rate of Expansion

2018, Oil on canvas, 72 x 24 in.

$4,000

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Wires and Blue Skies
Wires and Blue Skies

2020, Oil and graphite on wood panel, 6 x 6 in.

$300

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Preparing for Floods
Preparing for Floods

2020, Oil and graphite on wood panel, 24 x 12 in.

$1,000

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Overlooking the Progress of Humankind
Overlooking the Progress of Humankind

2020, Oil and graphite on wood panel, 24 x 36 in.

$1,400

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Austin Commission
Austin Commission

2021, Oil on canvas, 12 x 36 in.

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Alternate View on Franklin Avenue
Alternate View on Franklin Avenue

2020, Oil on panel, repurposed frame, 17 1/2 x 11 1/2 in.

$600

Available in-studio and in online shop

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Thomas Cook, Thirdspace Arts

About the Artist

Thomas Cook is an oil painter based in Austin TX. Born in Baltimore MD, he studied painting at Savannah College of Art and Design. After through-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2010, he spent time in Salt Lake City UT, and landed in Austin in 2015. Thomas’ work draws heavily on the landscapes and surroundings he has lived in throughout his life. Referencing both natural and urban images, he builds stories of his past and his memories, and creates observations of the city around him. Thomas has been showing in Austin studio tours and galleries for the past five years. He is accomplished in his studio, paints in Plein Air, has participated in live painting collectives, and is a curator for local artwork.

Artist Statement

My work is based on the observation of the city around me. The ever changing, growing, and expanding urban landscape that we inhabit. The ephemeral appearance of cranes and construction vehicles are equally as fascinating as the permanent infrastructure of cell phone towers, and powerlines. The importance of these physical objects, and the role they play within a city is skewed by the desire to hide these pieces of utilitarian machines away, yet in their metal build I find unique beauty in them. Once these everyday objects are noticed, they seem to multiply as you realise how frequently they appear throughout the city.I am fascinated by the contrast of the urban world and the natural world it covers up. Silhouettes of vegetation often appear alongside the power lines and street lights in my work. The stars wink down from the sky mirroring the lights of development. These images that share the urban and natural world together are meant to bring the viewer to question this world we have created around ourselves. We have become dependent on the infrastructure of the city around us so we must appreciate everything involved in that city, no matter what aesthetic it holds.

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