Thomas Legaspi -10 Art Competition
The New York based artist works within the context of contemporary realism focusing on the narrative potential of figurative art. He explores states of fragility, dualism, conflict, identity, irony and the introspective pursuit of resolution and surrender in order to attain personal peace. He is moved by modes of genre paintings, abstract expressionism, and modern cinematic media as vehicles of expression. While many of his works are grounded in realism, he often explores the visual realms of a more modern aesthetic delving into matters of a vibrant chromatic palette, playing with textures, contemporary paint application methods, mixed media and expressionistic experimentation.