Tomas Penc - Auri Sacra Fames, screen print and gold leaf, limited edition, 35 x 35 cm, 2014
You Brought Something Into The World That Does Not Belong Here

MFA 2023 Thesis Exhibition
Robert C. Turner Gallery
Alfred University, NY, USA

I was born and raised in former Czechoslovakia. Having had the experience of living in a totalitarian regime, I see aspects of its grip resurfacing again in the present world, but on a global scale. The apprehension of the possible things to come is reflected in my artwork as it addresses deeper political and existential topics, ridiculous scientific advances, irrational situations, logical inconsistencies and paradoxes of our memory...