A Personal Universe
Tom Meyer has been referred to as an 'outsider' artist.
He is indeed a self-taught painter. Working primarily with acrylic on canvas or board, Meyer's paintings originate from impulses within his soul. He has referred to this collection, his first to be exhibited, as 'narrative visions'.
His cast of characters that inhabit his paintings give an account of his inner life and his imagination. They tell a story with his themes, "of redemption, forgiveness, acceptance, rejection and love," as he has described it.
Meyer has said, "I don't paint things, I paint ideas." His work is informed and inspired by a variety of ideas, from current events to ancient philosophy. Through an outsider or visionary artist, Meyer's work is part of a creative tradition with roots that include early American folk art and that has continued to evolve in numerous and dynamic ways up to today. Meyer has created a personal universe with his paintings, as many outsider artists have done. This exhibition is a dazzling display of that universe.
March 3 - April 7, 2018
Addison/Ripley Fine Art
1670 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20007
R-man's Vision, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 36 inches
R-man Vision Bosch like
Your Over-World just as
Your Underworld, in this
I note the Mushroom at
the edge of both
A Crane of Hope flies
on a cloud
The Stars shine down on
us from ancient Skies
Poem by Donovan
Singer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll
Hall of Fame Inductee