Thomas Spoerndle is a painter and 2010 MFA graduate from Hunter College.
Primary colors – red, yellow and blue – aren’t called primary colors for no reason. To artists, they unlock the code to the rest of rainbow; and that’s pretty darn special. Thomas Spoerndle embraces the basic RYB color combo (along with white and black) and fragmentizes their potential in puzzle like patterns. Using acrylic paint for it’s sheer-like qualities, his works have a delicate lucidity and depth that tends to change with the light. Using windows, fences and flags as inspiration, Spoerndle’s paintings are at once optical, graphic and substantial.