Opening Night Party

Here are a few photographs from last month’s opening night party celebrating the project I’ve been working on for over two years. Thank you to everyone who made it out and made it possible.

Art Opening & Cocktail Party Sept. 27th

Exposure Fine Art Gallery & Studio is hosting an exhibit of Tom Suhler’s art created from an evolving production that’s been going on for over two years.  This production started as an exploration of what it would be like to live in clouds and morphed into ideas inspired by Greek philosophers and particle physics.

Tom Suhler New Image, No Digital Manipulation

The exhibit explores the evolving nature of his work, its motivations, and the production which was first envisioned almost 10 years ago.

Suhler collaborates with members of Austin’s elite dance community as the dancers assume character roles in his single-image narratives.

“Dancers are great artists to work with in creating still narratives,” Suhler said. “In dance, they portray characters while expressing ideas and emotions through movement and form — that’s exactly what we are striving for.”

Tom Suhler New Image, No Digital Manipulation

All the photographs are created on set without the use of Photoshop or other digital manipulation software.

This will be the final show in Exposure Fine Art Gallery & Studio at its current location. Come help us celebrate as we move from our home for the last 7 years. Exposure will be relocating to a yet to be determined location.

This event is open to the public.

Location:
Exposure Fine Art Gallery & Studio
777 Shady Lane #8
Austin, Texas 78702

Date & Time:
Friday September 27, 2019  Time: 7:00PM – 11:30PM

Exhibit Continues: 
September 28th  Time:  1:00PM – 6:00PM

Press Release: Austin Artist creates surreal photographs without digital manipulation

An Austin artist is creating increasingly abstract scenes in his photographs without Photoshop or other digital manipulation software.

Tom Suhler New Image, No Digital Manipulation

Tom Suhler recently took on the challenge of creating surreal imagery on set and sharing his images with viewers just days later. It provides a backstage view of the process as it unfolds.

“Traditionally I’ve waited to share my work until a collection of ideas was complete,” Suhler explained. “This year I took a different approach and started posting a few images from each session on my blog (artloversinsights.com) and social media. People ask me when they could see the new work and this allows me to show it without stopping production,” which is now in its third year.

Tom Suhler New Image, No Digital Manipulation

His current production keeps growing and generating different genres. What started as an exploration of life in the clouds has led to collections inspired by Plato’s Symposium and by Vitruvius’ proportions of the human body which inspired da Vinci.

“In April I was hit with this idea of how I could fracture reality through surreal imagery,” Suhler said. “This was inspired by particle physics, string theory, the nature of consciousness, and more.”

Tom Suhler New Image, No Digital Manipulation

Suhler collaborates with members of Austin’s elite dance community as the dancers assume character roles in his single-image narratives.

“Dancers are great artists to work with in creating still narratives,” Suhler said. “In dance, they portray characters while expressing ideas and emotions through movement and form — that’s exactly what we are striving for.”

Tom Suhler New Image, No Digital Manipulation

Why no digital manipulation?

“I love challenging myself in as many different ways as possible simultaneously,” Suhler explained. “Creating meaningful artistic expressions satisfies the urges from my right brain, while my left brain impulses focus on the technical challenges in my artistic decisions.”

Tom Suhler New Image, No Digital Manipulation

Suhler will exhibit his recent work this fall at Exposure Fine Art Gallery & Studio, in East Austin.

Art & Music

New West Records licensed two of my images for Los Coast’s debut album. Thanks to Trey Privott, Kevin Wommack, and Matt Etgan for making this happen.  Los Coast is an Austin based band. The album, Samsara, is due out in June.

Samsara Album Cover - Photograph by Tom Suhler
Samsara Album Cover – Photograph by Tom Suhler
Illusive Embrace by Tom Suhler
Illusive Embrace