FLATLAND
       
     
Tomas Vu: New Work/ New York
       
     
A Decade of Contemporary American Printmaking 1999-2009
       
     
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Drawings from the Dark Side of the Moon
       
     
Drawings from the Dark Side of the Moon
       
     
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Contemporary Silhouettes: the Art of Cut Paper
       
     
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Into the Universe
       
     
Into the Universe
       
     
Into the Universe
       
     
FLATLAND
       
     
FLATLAND

In 2001, the towers fell, and not a month later, I learned I was to be a father. From this turbulent time came the Flatland series. Through Flatland I have created a landscape that allows for the amalgamation of opposing and conflicting forces: destruction and recovery, chaos and clarity, brutality and civility. These polarities are derived from the constant battle played over in my head between memory and reality, specifically the memory of a distinct landscape that has been displaced. The present psychological reality combines memory, desire, and uncertainty together with the illusion of space and the physicality of surface. This perceptual power play, the excessively waged war between light and dark, is embodied not only in the use of chiaroscuro but in the exposure of the many contradictions.

When completed, the Flatland series will comprise 102 prints, each titled with a time. The 102 pieces represent the 102 minutes between the striking of the first twin tower and the collapse of the second. In doing so, the prints are transformed from individual objects to something more akin to film stills – they are a slice of a moving whole, constantly in motion. When installed for shows, they occupy a grid, often fading from dark to light, becoming snippets of a moving landscape, and taken together, give a sense of movement through time.

Tomas Vu: New Work/ New York
       
     
Tomas Vu: New Work/ New York

The University Art Gallery at Sonoma State University
Rohnert Park, CA
2010

A Decade of Contemporary American Printmaking 1999-2009
       
     
A Decade of Contemporary American Printmaking 1999-2009

Tsinghua University
Beijing, China
2009

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8.51am
       
     
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Acrylic, silkscreen, ink, colored pencil, and laser cut wood veneer on Somerset paper
46” x 35”
2012-5

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9.10am
       
     
9.10am

Acrylic, silkscreen, ink, colored pencil, and laser cut wood veneer on Somerset paper
46” x 35”
2012-5

FL015W.JPG
       
     
Drawings from the Dark Side of the Moon
       
     
Drawings from the Dark Side of the Moon

RedLine Contemporary Arts Center
Denver, CO
2009

Drawings from the Dark Side of the Moon
       
     
Drawings from the Dark Side of the Moon

RedLine Contemporary Arts Center
Denver, CO
2009

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9.38am
       
     
9.38am

Acrylic, silkscreen, ink, colored pencil, and laser cut wood veneer on Somerset paper
46” x 35”
2012-5

9.39am
       
     
9.39am

Acrylic, silkscreen, ink, colored pencil, and laser cut wood veneer on Somerset paper
46” x 35”
2012-5

9.40am
       
     
9.40am

Acrylic, silkscreen, ink, colored pencil, and laser cut wood veneer on Somerset paper
46” x 35”
2012-5

9.41am
       
     
9.41am

Acrylic, silkscreen, ink, colored pencil, and laser cut wood veneer on Somerset paper
46” x 35”
2012-5

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Contemporary Silhouettes: the Art of Cut Paper
       
     
Contemporary Silhouettes: the Art of Cut Paper

Cahoon Museum of American Art
Cotuit, MA
2017

9.50am
       
     
9.50am

Acrylic, silkscreen, ink, colored pencil, and laser cut wood veneer on Somerset paper
46” x 35”
2012-5

FL027DS.JPG
       
     
9.51am
       
     
9.51am

Acrylic, silkscreen, ink, colored pencil, and laser cut wood veneer on Somerset paper
46” x 35”
2012-5

9.53am
       
     
9.53am

Acrylic, silkscreen, ink, colored pencil, and laser cut wood veneer on Somerset paper
46” x 35”
2012-5

9.52am
       
     
9.52am

Acrylic, silkscreen, ink, colored pencil, and laser cut wood veneer on Somerset paper
46” x 35”
2012-5

FL032DS.JPG
       
     
9.55am
       
     
9.55am

Acrylic, silkscreen, ink, colored pencil, and laser cut wood veneer on Somerset paper
46” x 35”
2012-5

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10.01am
       
     
10.01am

Acrylic, silkscreen, ink, colored pencil, and laser cut wood veneer on Somerset paper
46” x 35”
2012-5

Tomas Vu light silver.jpg
       
     
Tomas Vu black.jpg
       
     
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10.02am
       
     
10.02am

Acrylic, silkscreen, ink, colored pencil, and laser cut wood veneer on Somerset paper
46” x 35”
2012-5

Into the Universe
       
     
Into the Universe

Monserrat College of Art Galleries
Beverly, MA
2010

Into the Universe
       
     
Into the Universe

Monserrat College of Art Galleries
Beverly, MA
2010

Into the Universe
       
     
Into the Universe

Monserrat College of Art Galleries
Beverly, MA
2010