Thursday, June 18, 2015
I will never be accused of being on the cutting edge of the art world, being, as I am, always late to the party. In the case of Denyse Thomasos, I did not learn of her and her astounding achievements in abstract art until three years after her sudden death. Her architecture abstract paintings are ideal in form and representation. I've never encountered anything quite like them. They are as close to perfection as the world can be rendered in the abstract. The above work, Yves Bleu, is very much what a city feels like in the rain.
Thomasos taught at Rutgers University, coming to America via Trinidad and Canada, but like all truly great artists, she belonged to the world.