mixed media with resin
48 ins x 36 ins x 1.75 ins; 122 cms x 91.4 cms x 4.4 cms
Hailing from the small town of Welland, Ontario, Thrush Holmes quickly entered the Toronto art scene as a record-breaking artist with high energy and strategy. The journey began when he started painting large, unruly and frantic canvases and selling them on eBay under the names of crafted alter-egos, such as “Herman Weiss” and “Truman Couture”. This idea allowed him to make large sums of money quickly, and make an entrance into the city of Toronto and its market. In 2007 Thrush Holmes purchased exhibition space on Queen West and opened what he named the Thrush Holmes Empire, where he became an overnight success. What started as a way of “faking it” ultimately landed him an international reputation as a great young artist. He has been practicing in Toronto ever since.
Holmes uses neon, spray paints, oils, pastels, and experiments with collage. His work is eclectic, bright, and full of energy. He practices in a variety of mediums and tackles notions of art, myth, and introspection. Holmes’ work has been accessioned into numerous celebrity and high-profile collections, and has garnered considerable national and international critical acclaim.
Private Collection, Toronto