530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
S.J.A. Tomalak
Portal of Enigma
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

  • Kwadratt 279   Kwadratt 279
    Acrylic on Canvas
    20" x 20"
    S.J.A. Tomalak

  • Kwadrat 272   Kwadrat 272
    Acrylic on Canvas
    39.5" x 39.5"
    S.J.A. Tomalak

  • Kwadratt 280   Kwadratt 280
    Acrylic on Canvas
    20" x 20"
    S.J.A. Tomalak

  • Kwadratt 274   Kwadratt 274
    Acrylic on Canvas
    39.5" x 39.5"
    S.J.A. Tomalak


S.J.A. Tomalak

S.J.A. TOMALAK

Portal of Enigma
May 19 - June 9, 2015
Reception: Thursday May 21, 2015 6-8 PM

With rough, sculpted surfaces and an abstract application of pigments, the works of S.J.A. Tomalak evoke the surreal beauty of urban decay. This is something Tomalak pursues quite purposefully, seeking to portray the inevitable chemical processes of the sun, gravity, and erosion that move through all our lives, breaking down and aging both people and objects. It’s not an apocalyptic vision of the end, but an acceptance of the cyclical nature of our environment. A chemist, Tomalak is very interested in different materials such as ground minerals, construction materials, and acrylic and polymer compounds, all of which he utilizes when forming his highly textured canvases. Tomalak is constantly experimenting with techniques and pigments, and most of his work is created with completely original mediums and elements.

Tomalak started painting at sixteen, and his artistic roots lie in traditional landscape painting. Though Tomalak’s work today is abstract, one can still recognize a separation between heaven and earth and a sense of the picturesque. Tomalak's paintings reflect the world's complexity as well as his own emotions and anxieties.