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“I think perfection is ugly.
Somewhere in the things humans make, I want to see scars, failure, disorder, distortion.”

― Yohji Yamamoto


american sculptor thomas doyle is noted for his ability to craft microcosmic idyllic scenes and isolated spaces having been  overturned by catastrophe. the artist believes by completing his  sculptures at a scale of 1:87 or 1:43, the destruction portrayed  within the confine of a bell-jar evokes feelings of omnipotence in the  viewer, as if they are recalling an event of the not so distant past.  the experiences rendered in each piece are those of transformation in  the lives of the depicted figures— the gallery goer may observe  a dream-like moment, sealed away from their personal environment  while  still remaining entirely accessible through a slightly distorted,  yet clear, encasement.’my work mines the debris of memory through the creation of  intricate worlds sculpted in 1:43 scale and smaller. often sealed under  glass,  the works depict the remnants of things past—whether major,  transformational experiences, or the quieter moments that resonate  loudly  throughout a life. in much the way the mind recalls events through the  fog of time, the works distort reality through a warped and dreamlike  lens.’  -thomas doylethomas doyle’s work is on show as part of the exhibition ‘american  dreamers: reality and imagination in contemporary american art’  at centro di cultura contemporanea strozzina at the palazzo strozzi, in florence, italy from march 9th to july 15th, 2012.

american sculptor thomas doyle is noted for his ability to craft microcosmic idyllic scenes and isolated spaces having been
overturned by catastrophe. the artist believes by completing his sculptures at a scale of 1:87 or 1:43, the destruction portrayed
within the confine of a bell-jar evokes feelings of omnipotence in the viewer, as if they are recalling an event of the not so distant past.
the experiences rendered in each piece are those of transformation in the lives of the depicted figures— the gallery goer may observe
a dream-like moment, sealed away from their personal environment  while still remaining entirely accessible through a slightly distorted,
yet clear, encasement.

my work mines the debris of memory through the creation of intricate worlds sculpted in 1:43 scale and smaller. often sealed under glass,
the works depict the remnants of things past—whether major, transformational experiences, or the quieter moments that resonate loudly
throughout a life. in much the way the mind recalls events through the fog of time, the works distort reality through a warped and dreamlike lens
.’
-thomas doyle

thomas doyle’s work is on show as part of the exhibition ‘american dreamers: reality and imagination in contemporary american art’
at centro di cultura contemporanea strozzina at the palazzo strozzi, in florence, italy from march 9th to july 15th, 2012.

american sculptor thomas doyle is noted for his ability to craft microcosmic idyllic scenes and isolated spaces having been
overturned by catastrophe. the artist believes by completing his sculptures at a scale of 1:87 or 1:43, the destruction portrayed
within the confine of a bell-jar evokes feelings of omnipotence in the viewer, as if they are recalling an event of the not so distant past.
the experiences rendered in each piece are those of transformation in the lives of the depicted figures— the gallery goer may observe
a dream-like moment, sealed away from their personal environment  while still remaining entirely accessible through a slightly distorted,
yet clear, encasement.

my work mines the debris of memory through the creation of intricate worlds sculpted in 1:43 scale and smaller. often sealed under glass,
the works depict the remnants of things past—whether major, transformational experiences, or the quieter moments that resonate loudly
throughout a life. in much the way the mind recalls events through the fog of time, the works distort reality through a warped and dreamlike lens
.’
-thomas doyle

thomas doyle’s work is on show as part of the exhibition ‘american dreamers: reality and imagination in contemporary american art’
at centro di cultura contemporanea strozzina at the palazzo strozzi, in florence, italy from march 9th to july 15th, 2012.

















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