Thomas Trum
Loops

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LOOPS

THOMAS TRUM

Opening Friday, May 27th 2022, from 6 – 8 pm at 312 Bowery

May 27th – July 9th, 2022

The Hole is proud to present the first solo exhibition in America by Dutch artist Thomas Trum. Having debuted his mesmerizing mechanized paintings in group shows before, we get to bring the artist here to New York at long last so he can present a mural installation as well.

Captivated by a video of the artist at work, using a custom-crafted tool to spray a giant arch of color gradient on the wall, I was determined to expose audiences here to the unique work of Trum. Updating the formulaic wall paintings of Sol Lewitt, bumping up against orphic cubism and design, while also bringing his background in street culture into play, Trum is innovating in abstraction. Researching the material qualities of paint, and engineering new ways to deploy them, he appropriates street painting devices, super-sized felt pens from graffiti and graphic design, often rigged with drills or bike chains in his experiments with how to make a line.

The wall murals feature a swinging arm of spray that he rotates as he pushes the machine across the gallery. Drippy and fast, they are meant to be expressive and inflected with serendipitous imperfections. The paintings on canvas are done with a giant squeegee and special ink controlled very precisely by the artist’s hand. Here imperfections are not as welcome and the geometry must be precise.

Thomas Trum (NL, 1989) lives and works in Den Bosch, The Netherlands. He studied at the Design Academy in Eindhoven. His work is represented in public and private collections including the Het Noordbrabants Museum, AkzoNobel Art Foundation and Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam.  Using the studio as a place for experiment, he looks into unconventional ways to paint on paper, canvas or walls. Paint is his muse, whether it is in small-scale research or expanding public spaces with his colorful large-scale work.

Email raymond@theholenyc.com for more information

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Thomas Trum, Three Orange Lines 3, 2022. Acrylic on linen, 75 x 59 inches, 190 x 150 cm.

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Thomas Trum, Two Blue Lines 40, 2022. Acrylic on linen, 98 x 75 inches, 250 x 190 cm.

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Thomas Trum, Two Red Lines 23, 2022. Acrylic on linen, 75 x 59 inches, 190 x 150 cm.

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Thomas Trum, Three Green Lines 5, 2022. Acrylic on linen, 75 x 59 inches, 190 x 150 cm.

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Thomas Trum, Three Pink Lines 1, 2022. Acrylic on linen, 53 x 43 inches, 135 x 110 cm.

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Thomas Trum, Two Brown Lines 17, 2022. Acrylic on polyester, 98 x 75 inches, 250 x 190 cm.

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Thomas Trum, Three Purple Lines 2, 2022. Acrylic on linen, 75 x 59 inches, 190 x 150 cm.

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Thomas Trum, Two Orange Lines 36, 2022. Acrylic on linen, 73 x 55 inches, 185 x 140 cm.

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Thomas Trum, Two Red Lines 24, 2022. Acrylic on linen, 98 x 75 inches, 250 x 190 cm.

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Thomas Trum, Two Blue Lines 41, 2022. Acrylic on linen, 53 x 43 inches, 135 x 110 cm.

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Thomas Trum, Two Green Lines 38, 2022. Acrylic on linen, 53 x 43 inches, 135 x 110 cm.

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Thomas Trum, Two Yellow Lines 26, 2022. Acrylic on linen, 53 x 43 inches, 135 x 110 cm.

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Thomas Trum, Two Yellow Lines 28, 2022. Acrylic on paper, Paper Dimensions: 41 x 33 inches, 104 x 84 cm, Framed Dimensions: 45 x 37 inches, 114 x 94 cm

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Thomas Trum, Three Red Lines 5, 2022. Acrylic on paper, Paper Dimensions: 41 x 33 inches, 104 x 84 cm, Framed Dimensions: 45 x 37 inches, 114 x 94 cm

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Thomas Trum, Two Green Lines 42, 2022. Acrylic on paper, Paper Dimensions: 41 x 33 inches, 104 x 84 cm, Framed Dimensions: 45 x 37 inches, 114 x 94 cm

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Thomas Trum, Two Blue Lines 6, 2022. Acrylic on paper, Paper Dimensions: 41 x 33 inches, 104 x 84 cm, Framed Dimensions: 45 x 37 inches, 114 x 94 cm

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Thomas Trum, Two Orange Lines 38, 2022. Acrylic on paper, Paper Dimensions: 41 x 33 inches, 104 x 84 cm, Framed Dimensions: 45 x 37 inches, 114 x 94 cm

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Thomas Trum, Three Green Lines 7, 2022. Acrylic on paper, Paper Dimensions: 41 x 33 inches, 104 x 84 cm, Framed Dimensions: 45 x 37 inches, 114 x 94 cm

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Thomas Trum, Two Peach Lines 4, 2022. Acrylic on paper, Paper Dimensions: 41 x 33 inches, 104 x 84 cm, Framed Dimensions: 45 x 37 inches, 114 x 94 cm

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Thomas Trum, Two Green Lines 40, 2022. Acrylic on paper, Paper Dimensions: 41 x 33 inches, 104 x 84 cm, Framed Dimensions: 45 x 37 inches, 114 x 94 cm