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Dutch Artist Thomas Trum

Monochrome Studies Silkscreenprint Ink on paper 70x100cm 2015 Thomas Trum © 2015

Monochrome Studies, Silkscreenprint, Ink on paper, 70x100cm, 2015 Thomas Trum © 2015

“I like playing with paint…”

Name

Thomas Trum

Profession

Paint

Website

thomastrum.nl

Studio view and wavy color changing lines Blue Green and Red 115x160cm Acryl Dispersion on Linen Thomas Trum © 2017

Studio view & Wavycolorchanginglines red yellow and blue, 115x160cm Acryl Dispersion on Linen, Thomas Trum © 2017

Who are you? What do you do?

I like playing with paint, especially the tools that come with them.

Where are you from?

‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands

Your style in 3 words?

Action speaks more

One blue line, Gouache on paper, 56×76 & Two yellow lines, Gouache on paper, 56×76, Thomas Trum © 2017

Your weakness? Your strength?

Computers / analog technics and big scale

What makes you different?

I switched 3 times of teeth

When did you decide to become an artist?

I used to be a house painter, but I only decide to treat painting differently after all the white and grey paint dutch people love.

Shapes of Color , Two orange lines , Galerie Vivid, Rotterdam, 2017 Photo by Galerie Vivid (l) & Superimposed Red 140x200 Acryl Dispersion On Linen Thomas Trum © 2017

Shapes of Color , Two orange lines , Galerie Vivid, Rotterdam, 2017 Photo by Galerie Vivid & Superimposed Red, 140×200, Acryl Dispersion On Linen, Thomas Trum © 2017

What do you find most fascinating about your work?

When I’m finished, it looks so simple, but it took weeks.

A few words about your favourite creation?

My favourite creation must be my house, in the middle of a small forest near the centre.

Someone else’s work that inspired or inspires you…

Heijmans roadmarkings, Rammellzee.

Almost Not A Straight Line, solo presentation, Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam © 2016

Almost Not A Straight Line, solo presentation, Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam © 2016

A new project coming up or an idea you want to work on?

Painting carpets and ceilings

Finish the sentence „More important than my career is…“

My cat

Do you have a vision?

More color

Almost Not A Straight Line, solo presentation, Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam © 2016

Almost Not A Straight Line, solo presentation, Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam © 2016

2017: Where are we going?

I hope to Mars

Your city’s favourite spots?

The yard

Tell us about your future plans…

Preparing for Miami 2017.

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