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Above the Grid: Thomas Aaron by New American Paintings
January 23, 2012, 8:15 am
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Thomas Aaron’s (NAP #96) birds-eye visions of natural landscapes shift the viewer’s perspective instantly.  His paintings offer us satellite-like images of the earth, highlighting both nature and man’s imposition upon it.

Thomas Aaron | UT T12N R11W, Mixed media, 2011, 78″ x 78″

His work reflects something of a combination of photographic realism and fantasy, as Aaron’s forced positioning of structured order, gridlines, and commoditization of the earth is projected in subtle earth-tones and paintings that somehow evoke peacefulness and calm rather than violence and degradation. – Elen C. Caldwell, Los Angeles Contributor

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