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Always, 50" x 44"

Always

50" x 44"

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Double Vision, 77" x 55"

Double Vision

77" x 55"

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Drift Away, 50" x 44"

Drift Away

50" x 44"

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EHDULQJ D JLIW EHBRQG SULFH (Cryptography Series), 77" x 58"

EHDULQJ D JLIW EHBRQG SULFH (Cryptography Series)

77" x 58"

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Eternal, 58" x 48"

Eternal

58" x 48"

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Forever V (Forever Series), 20" x 20"

Forever V (Forever Series)

20" x 20"

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In The Valley, 78" x 58"

In The Valley

78" x 58"

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Let The Echo Hear, 50" x 44"

Let The Echo Hear

50" x 44"

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Living Thing (SOLD), 50" x 44"

Living Thing (SOLD)

50" x 44"

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Mirage (SOLD), 50" x 44"

Mirage (SOLD)

50" x 44"

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Mystic Canyon, 50" x 44"

Mystic Canyon

50" x 44"

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Panorama (RD), 58" x 48"

Panorama (RD)

58" x 48"

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Polyrhythm (SOLD), 50" x 44"

Polyrhythm (SOLD)

50" x 44"

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Polyrhythm 2, 50" x 44"

Polyrhythm 2

50" x 44"

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Vision Of Truths, 44" x 50"

Vision Of Truths

44" x 50"

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Vista Of My Spirit, 44" x 50"

Vista Of My Spirit

44" x 50"

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Whispering Wind, 78" x 58"

Whispering Wind

78" x 58"

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XXXIV (SOLD), 58" x 77"

XXXIV (SOLD)

58" x 77"

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ZLWKLQ WKH PLUDJH (Cryptography Series), 58" x77"

ZLWKLQ WKH PLUDJH (Cryptography Series)

58" x77"

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Always, 50" x 44"

Always

50" x 44"

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Double Vision, 77" x 55"

Double Vision

77" x 55"

Acrylic Paint On Canvas

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Drift Away, 50" x 44"

Drift Away

50" x 44"

Acrylic Paint On Canvas

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EHDULQJ D JLIW EHBRQG SULFH (Cryptography Series), 77" x 58"

EHDULQJ D JLIW EHBRQG SULFH (Cryptography Series)

77" x 58"

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Eternal, 58" x 48"

Eternal

58" x 48"

Acrylic Paint On Canvas

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Forever V (Forever Series), 20" x 20"

Forever V (Forever Series)

20" x 20"

Acrylic Paint On Canvas

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In The Valley, 78" x 58"

In The Valley

78" x 58"

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Let The Echo Hear, 50" x 44"

Let The Echo Hear

50" x 44"

Acrylic Paint On Canvas

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Living Thing (SOLD), 50" x 44"

Living Thing (SOLD)

50" x 44"

Acrylic Paint On Canvas

Mirage (SOLD), 50" x 44"

Mirage (SOLD)

50" x 44"

Acrylic Paint On Canvas

Mystic Canyon, 50" x 44"

Mystic Canyon

50" x 44"

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Panorama (RD), 58" x 48"

Panorama (RD)

58" x 48"

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Polyrhythm (SOLD), 50" x 44"

Polyrhythm (SOLD)

50" x 44"

Acrylic Paint On Canvas

Polyrhythm 2, 50" x 44"

Polyrhythm 2

50" x 44"

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Vision Of Truths, 44" x 50"

Vision Of Truths

44" x 50"

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Vista Of My Spirit, 44" x 50"

Vista Of My Spirit

44" x 50"

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Whispering Wind, 78" x 58"

Whispering Wind

78" x 58"

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XXXIV (SOLD), 58" x 77"

XXXIV (SOLD)

58" x 77"

Acrylic Paint On Canvas

ZLWKLQ WKH PLUDJH (Cryptography Series), 58" x77"

ZLWKLQ WKH PLUDJH (Cryptography Series)

58" x77"

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I am interested in the duality of math and design: through repetition, a line made of color becomes a rhythmic pattern.

- Thomas Paul Raggio

Forever V (Forever Series), 20" x 20", Acrylic Paint On Canvas

Forever V (Forever Series), 20" x 20", Acrylic Paint On Canvas

I contemplate every color, mark, and placement of the line to formulate what I call rhythmic velocities: relationships of color and motion that give life to the composition, creating a heartbeat. I am interested in the duality of math and design: through repetition, a line made of color becomes a rhythmic pattern. This concept is found when composing music, organic landscapes, and architectural structures. By referencing these sources, my abstractions transcend their formal components, reaching beyond a minimalist canon. 

My work is composed of hard edges and thin lines set against an abstract field or a pictorial space. Each color has a quickness that is relative to the colors surrounding it; this gives my paintings visual movement and dislocates the viewer. Through linear and geometric forms, my paintings explore design and mathematical concepts found broadly throughout culture. They are improvised from a wide range of sources such as my conversations with scholars in various fields of music, architecture, cryptology and engineering, my life experiences, and travels.

Thomas Paul Raggio in his studio.

Thomas Paul Raggio in his studio.

Thomas Paul Raggio holds an MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, and a Four-Year Certificate from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Professor Raggio has taught Color Theory, Visual Thinking, Painting, Drawing, and currently Art Appreciation at Rutgers University.  He has also lectured Abstract Expressionism, 19th-century American Art, and participated in many programs promoting the visual arts. Thomas has exhibited works nationally and internationally. His works are in private and public collections in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, and Australia.

 

Mirage, 44" x 50", Acrylic Paint On Canvas

Mirage, 44" x 50", Acrylic Paint On Canvas