Born in Belgium, Maes draws his inspiration from his current home in Crete. His works are drawing the attention of international collectors, and his designs will shortly appear in a book on modern sculpture. The artist is influenced by a number of fields, including design, technology, architecture, and archaeology, as well as art history. With such innovation evident in his work, Maes is destined to take the art world by storm.
Thomas Maes' works exhibit a rare virtuosity which is instantly striking. An expert colorist, the artist's paintings evoke the abstract canvases of Joan Mir¨® as well as turn of the century Symbolism and even Surrealism. His images are an amalgamation of the natural world with an architectural bent, in which geometric structures connect with amorphous forms. His arrangements are controlled, yet the elements float with a joyous and invigorating freedom. His painstaking technique of preparing his design for weeks and even months before he places oil on canvas is evident in his superb compositions. Maes' oeuvre is wonderfully reminiscent of many movements in the visual arts, while resonating with musical harmony
2007 Expo gallery Antwerp (Belgium)
2007 Expo Kassos (Greece)
2008 Expo the Greek islands (kassos Greece)
2008 Drawings and photography works for archaeology (Greece)
2009 Expo TM-art Antverpia Brasschaat (Belgium)
2009 Gallery Show Chania Crete (Greece)
2010 Expo Chania Crete (Greece) Under the patronage of the embassy and consul of Belgium at Tm Expo Chania)
2011 Expo sculptures-paintings-design-photography Olympic hotels
2011 Expo sculptures-paintings Hermes
2011 Rome/Italy Under the patronage of the embassy of Belgium and Councillor Permanent Representation of Belgium to the Organizations of the United Nations at Gallery Tondinelli in Rome, Italy
2011 International art festival Athens art Rethymno
2012 June Thomas Maes published in the book Contemporary sculptors, with 4 of his Design sculptures
(Schiffer books USA)
2012 Organization Art festival Athens-art at Crete Chania
2012 Published fine art magazine ArtIsSpectrum New York http://www.artisspectrum.com/magazine/27/#/60
2012 May Exhibition of Contemporary Art (International Exhibition)From figuration to the transfiguration - GALLERY FIDIM MILAN/ITALY
HISTORY OF 'ART and ART CRITIC - PROF. DOMENICO DELNEGRO
2012 Maes published in Museum and Gallery Magazine ExpoArt with Written art review By art Critic and art historian Prof. Domenico Delnegro Italy
2011-2013 representation by AGORA GALLERY NEW YORK
VIEW PAINTINGS FOR AT ART-MINE www.art-mine.com/artistpage/thomas_maes.aspx
2012 July International Art Exhibition in Rome at Gallery Vista
2012 August Exhibition NEW YORK AGORA GALLERY Interpretive Realms
2012 August Maes & Meiring at ART NOCTURNE KNOCKE Knokke/Belgium www.artnocturneknocke.be
2012 September-October SPOLETO FESTIVAL ART EXPO 2012 ITALY
International exhibition of modern and contemporary art
80 stands from whole over the world
Published in the magazine of deepening cultural literary fair 2012
And published two works in the catalog of SPOLETO FESTIVAL ART EXPO 2012
2012-2013 two exhibitions at New York USA Agora Gallery
2013 Published in fine art book INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY MASTERS Vol 7 (2pages)
2013 Publiched in Art Book of Artist Wanted, ART TAKES TIMES SQUARE
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Thomas Maes (Belgium), in the painting of the Belgian artist preferred theme is the dream of dialogue between man and the environment. The colors are pastel shades with delicate nuances, the forms are also and well delineated,
the atmosphere is suspended between past, present and future. We are in another dimension to a parallel world that live suspended in a space that has its rules, its aromas, its lights. Us is allowed to access, just imagine, the artist takes us into the mystery of existence, thus calling into question the real world, his illusions-disappointments.
In my paintings I reflect subject of what goes on in our world, reflected in a new parallel universe or world.
Through symbolism I bring different aspects of problems and solutions to the front.
Why symbolism? Because I like my viewing public to think for their selves and give them the freedom to discover.
I spent a lot of time in research and making design drawings for my paintings.
Of every painting always has been made first a design drawing.
Some of my paintings can take weeks, even months, before I even touch the canvas.
Description: Hi-tech painting: THE DESIRES
(Will be published in the fine art book INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY MASTERS Vol 7 in 2013)
This painting is about the human desires, what do we want in our life, where are we going, ...
The painting contains 4 digital photo frames and led lights.
The underneath photo frame contains photos from different desires with on top of these photos letters (A,B,C,D,...)
When you see a desire you like or want, you push one of the buttons underneath A,B,C,.... Then one part in the painting will light up and explain you in the digital photo frame about your selected desire...
Size: 150 cm x 130 cm
Materials: oil paint on canvas
all electronic parts are air cooled, even the canvas is temperature and humidity controlled.
comes with a guarantee card and signed authenticity card
Modern art paintings with a view on our world, life and fantasies. Through colors, design and symbolic I try to show what goes on in our mind and unconscious. Mysterious paintings were each of us can see some way of ourselves in?
Modern-classic sculptures out of many different materials.
In a world full of hi-tech, I try to give the hi-tech some more soul and natural beauty, by making them fit in a more nature like environment.
REPRESENTATION BY AGORA GALLERY NEW YORK
Medium: oil paint on canva
Medium Category: Painting
Dimensions: 96 x 66 centimeters
Copyright: thomas maes
Published in fine art book, Internaional contamporary Masters Vol7
Title: Dark Matter
Description: Dark Matter and it's influences on the universe and us...
oil on canvas
80 x80 cm
Fine art works of Thomas Maes are available world wide as New York, Belgium, Italy...
oil on canvas/linne
size with frame: 126x96cm
always passionate by researching and discovering scientific and psychological subjects,
studying problems and discovering new possibilities.
Modern-classic sculptures out of many different materials.
In a world full of hi-tech, I try to give the hi-tech some more soul and natural beauty,
by designing and making them fit and in a more nature like environment.
2012 June Thomas Maes published in the book International Contemporary sculptors, with two page and 4 of his Design sculptures
(Schiffer books USA)
Fish aquarium with marble light giving mosaic flowers,
marble flower pot with light for aquarium.
Aquarium with water filter
comes with a signed authenticity and guarantee card
Marble mosaic flower in marble pot.
Mosaic flower light (led) automatically when it becomes dark.
Movement sensor in marble pot.
Runs on 3x AA batteries or adapter, long lasting (led technology)
This marble obelisk works on solar energy, charges during the day and will light up at night. (light transparent marble)
It gives a nice mystical light at night.
Size: 85cm x 46cm x 46 cm
Copyright: Thomas Maes
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