Artist statement

Working with pure oils, varnish and resins I bring personal observations in the form of memories between fantasy and fiction to the canvas.
Exploring the very means of virtual transformation and staging of cultural phenomena through painting and installation, I want to reflect on the hybrid nature of the present. Thus my approach deals with questions of collective responsibility, the human psyche and representation.
In order to achieve this I combine and transform classic and new materials (natural oils, fur, plants, plaster, vinyl, styrodur) to create connections to the metaphysical world in an abstract and alchemical way.

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‘Tom Streit’ is a position which reflects on the shaping of identity, exploring the concept of auto poiesis in an alchemical way. It assumes that not the past but the question where we want to go forms our human sense of belonging.