The innate need to create drives the plasticity in my practice and allows me to roam between the disciplines of drawing, painting and sculpture in some sort of poetic collision.
Through the methods of experimentation and unexpected use of combination of materials, acceptance of chance reactions, the creative process and discipline is altered and manifested. The process informs the finished work. The working, assembling, recycling and modifying of materials amplifies their spirit essence; as in the ancient alchemical practices, which transforms lead into gold.
My latest works are a reflection on my connection with culture, self, society and the natural environment; observer and observed, perceptions of nature and man.
Art is often described as a mirror to the culture in which it is produced. My intention for my work is to mirror the reciprocal beauty and chaos / creation and destruction of nature and human spirit.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Thomas Bucich, a New York native and permanent resident in Australia, has pursued his professional career running an interdisciplinary studio in Art and Design since 1990. From classical fine arts training at The Arts Students League and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Architectural Design from Parsons School of Design in New York City, Thomas’s career has spanned across the architectural interior and fine arts markets in New York and Sydney.
Following nearly three decades producing luxury interior residential and commercial environments, while also maintaining an active fine art practice; Thomas has now committed to a full time pursuit of expanding his art through commissions, working alongside art consultants and producing exhibitions. His works are created in a variety of mediums including cast bronze, carved stone, and manipulated found objects through to works on paper and canvas.
Whilst exhibiting in various galleries in Sydney and Regionally, Thomas has won major sculpture prizes and commissions including the Thredbo Sculpture prize which culminated in a permanent cast bronze in the Thredbo Village Green, and more recently The Moss Vale Veterans War Memorial - an 18 metre long relief mixed media sculpture.
Thomas pursues commissions and sales to both the residential and commercial markets from concept to completion. His background in design and project management ensure that his art projects are professionally delivered - from initial brief through to budgets, concept presentations, access to the production process, and finally to delivery accommodating time and budget.
EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS
2018 ‘Alchemy’ at Biota, Bowral
2017 ‘The Gilded Age / Age of Gilt’ - Intercontinental Hotel, Sydney
2017-18 Installation of works at Bistro Officina, Bowral
2016 ‘Denied Landscapes’ - The History, Melbourne
2016 Exhibited Art Central, M Contemporary Gallery, Hong Kong
2015 Exhibited at Luciano Benetton Collection, Milano
Published in ‘Imago Mundi - Looking Down Under’
2015-17 Works on exhibit - M Contemporary Gallery, Sydney
2015 ‘Studies in Movement / Metaphorical Landscapes’ M Contemporary Gallery,
2105 Winner Moss Vale Veterans War Memorial Sculpture Prize and Commissioned Work
2015 Keynote Speaker - AIS Visual Arts Conference, The Art of Practice, MCA Sydney
2014-Present Works on Exhibit at Becker Minty Art, Potts Point
2014 Solo Exhibit, Depot II Gallery, Sydney
2012-13 Works on exhibit, Mick Gallery, Paddington
2012 Group Sculpture Show, Mick Gallery, Paddington
2011 Solo Exhibit, Edit, Surry Hills
2011 Truth, Wine and Roses Exhibit, Peppers Retreat, Bowral
2011 Food, Form and Figure Group Sculpture Exhibit, Biota - Bowral
2011 sohiARTspace Exhibition, Bowral
2010 Sculpture in the Gardens Exhibit, Pepper Retreat, Bowral
2010 D’Vine Nudes Solo Exhibition, Centennial Vineyards, Bowral
2010 Bowral Sculpture Prize Exhibition
2010-12 Bell Gallery, Berrima
2005-Present JK Gallery, Thredbo
2008 Sordid Tales Exhibit, NG Art Gallery, Chippendale
2006 Thredbo Sculpture Competition Winner - Acquisitive Bronze Commission
2006-10 Four Winds Gallery, Double Bay
2005 Thredbo Sculpture Prize Exhibit
1990-Present Private commission and sales: Australia, USA, Japan, Germany
1982-1988 Art Students League, New York City - Anatomy and Life Drawing Studies
1988 Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree Graduate, Environmental Design/Architectural Design
Parsons School of Design - New York City