The Mind-Bending Artwork Of Nick Thomm
Insanely chromatic and bombastic are the works of visual artist, Nick Thomm. Hailing from Australia, Thomm conceives a digitised reality through exhilarating pieces that blissfully disorient and enthrall the senses. A euphony of colour is the focal point of Thomm’s aesthetic, blended masterfully with boldly assorted spray-paints. He drenches familiar icons and cultural symbols in a mélange of hyper pigments to yield a fresh frame of reference. Gradients of electrifying hues ebb and flow by Thomm’s adept hands. Splicing images together and adding multiple layers keeps viewers absorbed in his visual abstractions. Eclectic iconography and new wave imagery make Thomm’s vision one that is appreciable in the artistic realm. The Australian artist feathers in visional textures that resemble drips, streaks, and warping waves of colour to further intrigue the mind’s artistic eye.
What makes this artist’s craft even more impressive is the use of various mediums, demonstrating true multifaceted talent. Thomm transcribes his trademark kaleidoscopic style onto skateboard decks and through video installations. Deck designs include a holographic chrome and a Kate Moss inspired skateboard, cunningly dubbed “Skate Moss”. Additionally, Thomm has designed some neon signs such as his 2012 piece “Real Eyes, Realise, Real Lies”.
Thomm is quite the accomplished artist as his artwork has touched many parts of the world including Los Angeles, New York, Hong Kong, and Melbourne. He has partnered with several high-profile brands such as Nike, Soundcloud and Maybelline, between 2016-2017. One of his many great achievements include his contribution to BBC’s Live Live with public installations seen across the city of London for the 2012 Olympic Games. Thomm’s artistic imagination caught the attention of American actress and musician, Miley Cyrus. Within a couple weeks of correspondence via Instagram, the visual artist found himself creating a full-blown mural in Cyrus’ home for her. Currently, Nick Thomm continues to produce psychedelic art in New York and Melbourne.
All images, courtesy of artist: Nick Thomm