Illustrator Thomas Danthony’s ‘waterfalls’

 

French illustrator Thomas Danthony is clear in his work. He forms an idea and it crystalizes on the canvas with only the necessary parts. Purposeful shapes and color. Just the right tooth of the paper and brush. Danthony’s latest body of work puts the full focus on the simple beauty of waterfalls.

Danthony’s waterfalls is a series of 21 paper collages exploring the natural flow of water. Each piece renders the Earth black, with just water and gravity at play. There is no chance of getting lost in the details, and that is the point. Void of direct realism, the collection acts as a meditative impetus that brings the viewer inward.

To bring the series to life Danthony crafted an online experience that combines the austerity of an art gallery with the clear speak of a researched museum exhibit. With the world paused at the mercy of our global pandemic, Danthony turns his attention at what cannot be paused — the idyllic nature of water.

 

 

'Waterfall' by Thomas Danthony

‘Waterfall’ by Thomas Danthony

'Waterfall' by Thomas Danthony

‘Waterfall’ by Thomas Danthony

'Waterfall' by Thomas Danthony

‘Waterfall’ by Thomas Danthony

'Waterfall' by Thomas Danthony

‘Waterfall’ by Thomas Danthony

 

'Waterfall' (Detail) by Thomas Danthony

‘Waterfall’ (Detail) by Thomas Danthony

 

'Waterfall' (Detail) by Thomas Danthony

‘Waterfall’ (Detail) by Thomas Danthony

 

Thomas Danthony in his studio. Photo by Sean Miller

Thomas Danthony in his studio. Photo by Sean Miller

 

Thomas Danthony in his studio. Photo by Sean Miller

Thomas Danthony in his studio. Photo by Sean Miller

 

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