Denyse Thomasos: Just Beyond (Hardcover)

Denyse Thomasos: Just Beyond By Denyse Thomasos (Artist), Sally Frater (Editor), Michelle Jacques (Editor) Cover Image
By Denyse Thomasos (Artist), Sally Frater (Editor), Michelle Jacques (Editor)
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"Denyse Thomasos forged a form of abstraction that depicted the unspeakable and unimaginable confinement in slave ships and prisons." -Adrienne Edwards, New York Times

This is the first ever retrospective publication on Trinidadian Canadian painter Denyse Thomasos (1964-2012). Thomasos' often monumental canvases with overlapping gridded lines, fluid drips of paint and geometric architectural objects challenge the limits of minimalism and abstraction, while also embodying her dedication to social justice. Through pattern, scale and repetition, Thomasos conveyed the vastness of events such as the Transatlantic slave trade and mass incarceration, without exploiting the images of those affected by them. Thomasos writes: "like a carpenter, I rebuild the fragmented psychology of slave culture, revealing its fragile foundation."
A series of essays addresses Thomasos' dissection of art historical traditions; her interest in global architectures and physical structures of power and resistance; her focus on the history of slavery; and her commitment to exposing narratives of systemic racism.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781636810812
ISBN-10: 1636810810
Publisher: Delmonico Books
Publication Date: December 20th, 2022
Pages: 180
Language: English