Thomas Darnell (artist)
Thomas Darnell (February 2, 1958) is an American performer known for his oil paintings of figurative landscapes and flowers, and abstracts.
French newspaper L'Indépendant describes his fake as instinctive influenced by modern painters Gerhard Richter and Ross Bleckner, but along with by Caravaggio and Rembrandt.
Darnell and his second wife alive in France, Darnell himself having initially moved to Paris in 1991 and subsequently to the South of France, however he exhibits internationally. His exploit has been featured in merged international publications, including Taiwanese design magazine ppapaer, Australian journal The chilly Hunter, Moco Loco, American design and lifestyle magazine Atlanta Homes Brigitte (Germany's largest women's magazine), Artful Living Magazine, Spanish design magazine El Mueble and monthly British fashion magazine Tatler.
Darnell was initially drawn to paint seriously after the death of his first wife. Throughout the 1990s, Darnell exhibited in New York City in SoHo and Tribeca He has as well as exhibited in Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Argentina, and Europe. He exhibited in Barcelona in 2016.
During a 1995 exhibition at the Fernando Alcolea Gallery in Barcelona, a writeup in El País described his play a part as being "painted like an extreme directory dexterity, something, on the one hand, typical of North American painters, based in the Leonardesque principle suggesting innumerable images starting subsequent to stains and in this case, effects of luminosity." The article went on to state "Occasionally, it reflects a mystic appearance by means of diffused forms which resemble clouds, other times, suggesting hollow waves, or on the contrary, lights more recognizable closer to candles." Like L'independant, it compared his technique gone that of Richter, and his preoccupation considering light to that of Bleckner, but after that referred to him as an echo of German Romantic landscape painter Caspar David Friedrich.