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THOMAS BUCICH
 

 

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

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,                              
                        Sydney

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

 

EDUCATION

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