Thomas Deininger is a talented artist from Bristol, Rhode Island who creates impressive optical illusions through his sculptural assemblages. He started making artworks from found objects in 1994 when he was “experimenting with the physical qualities of paint and abstraction in both material and imagery,” he told Colossal.
“Most of the content I was exploring involved mass consumerism, pop culture, and environmental concerns. So really the medium easily became the message. I question beauty, value, and perception and how the three concepts do this little dance that changes how we all relate to the (physical and spiritual) world and how reality is just an illusion we all settle on for a time,” the artist added.
So far, he’s done a lot of paintings using assorted cutout pictures, magazine, toys, dolls, and other ordinary materials. He also re-created famous paintings by Diego Velázquez and Vincent van Gogh.