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56 ARTIST PROFILE THOMAS KOSA

Smoke Elephant, 2017, photograph, 40 x 50 cm

Thomas Kosa

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ramatic swirls of coloured vapours fill Thomas Kosa’s artworks, formed into familiar shapes such as animals, musical instruments and scenes from nature. The project first began for the photographer in 2009, although a return to the series last year saw him exploring ways of creating more complex images. Kosa’s process sees him using multiple lights and theatrical coloured gels to capture each element

of the final piece, often experimenting with new ways of manipulating the smoke such as introducing sound waves to the set. After taking multiple images of the fragile smoke streams he blends them together digitally using Photoshop, the layers coming together to build a scene, object or abstract composition. thomaskosaphotography.com tk@thomaskosaphotography.com

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