Thrush Holmes Empire has caused quite a stir in Toronto's art scene. Based in the hipster hood of queen and ossington, his expansive studio will be one of the stops on the gallery crawl I'm working on this July and I'm so thrilled Thrush is helping us out!
With fans including Halle Berry and Sir Elton John, Holmes has also garnered criticism for his open relationship with consumerism and ambition. Either way I think his work is fabulous. If only it was in my price range...
mixed media with transparency slats on panel, 24 x 24 inches, 2007
LOVE ME TILL I'M ME AGAIN
ACRYLICS SUSPENDED IN RESIN WITH NEON LIGHTS ON PANEL, 72 x 60 inches, 2008
mixed media with resin on panel, 40 x 40 inches, 2007
DIM-LIT GLEAMING UNIVERSE OF BUDDING LEAVES, BLOWN BY OVERWHELMING NIGHT BREEZE
mixed media with neon lights on panel, 84 x 144 inches, 2008
FUCK ME, EMPIRE
mixed media with plexi slats on panel, 96 x 60 inches, 2007
L'ARGENT EST BIEN (IN LIGHTS)
mixed media with acids on metal lightbox, 24 x 72 inches, 2007
OILS + EMBROIDERY ON LINEN, 48 X 36 INCHES, 2008