Thomas Zanz, MI

My art: When I was a kid, I would stare at a color and hold my breath for so long the color changed. Then I’d stare at the color and think an intense thought. Suddenly I’d think the opposite thought and again the color seemed to change. I attempt to explore this line of thought with my art.

Spanning over two decades, I’ve focused well over ten thousand hours into exploring my concepts. My paintings are made from scratch; everything from the unique handmade wood stretchers to stretching my own canvas (usually altar linen) to the finished frame. I also invented unique handmade tools (color wands) for delivering color to the surface.

My studio and home are in the middle of the woods miles and miles from any city. No art scene, but I spend most of my time thinking about and making art. I’ve done this in solitude; creating art under a separate identity. The only art dialogue has been in my head. The surrounding public is unaware of my artistic endeavors. I paint incognito. Thomas Zanz is not my real name.

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