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Tobias Tovera

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: DECEMBER 2016

Tobias Tovera's paintings inhabit a netherworld between nature, art, and science, by turns evoking mother earth, the cosmos, and inner dream worlds. Calling himself a "spiritual seeker," the artist finds his inspiration in mandalas and geometric symbolism. Tovera's images are born from a self-taught alchemy; mixing earth-based pigments with mineral salts and pouring them horizontally in multiple layers on wood panels coated with iron oxide, creating colors through chemical interactions and oxidation.