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The Air In The Room | New Works By Tom Hoitsma


  • Michael Warren Contemporary 760 Santa Fe Drive Denver, CO, 80204 United States (map)
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Join us on Friday June 9th! We are thrilled to introduce Tom Hoitsma to Denver! This will be his Colorado debut and we are excited to celebrate his new work. These large abstract paintings are so dynamic - they really do add energy to any space.  

This series of new works has a physicality that fuels the energy in a room even as they give impressions of place. The large size of the works are heavily layered paint on 4" deep canvases that read as sculpture. The confident use of color and assertive brushstrokes create a dynamic visual experience; Hoitsma really does achieve his goal to change the air in the room.

Tom Hoitsma studied art history with Harry Gaugh at Skidmore – this fostered his understanding of Franz Kline and his interest in Abstract Expressionism. In the early 1980’s Hoitsma interned with Miriam Schapiro and then worked at the Barbara Gladstone Gallery where he was introduced to a huge group of up-and-coming artists including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Cindy Sherman and Jenny Holtzer. He lives and works in Dallas, TX and in addition to his painting, Tom has produced a variety of award winning music television series over the years including the documentary series, “The Texas Music Scene” which continues to air throughout the country.