Tom Hlavacek’s Medusa can be seen in the Group I exhibition in DNA
Thomas Hlavacek’s current photographic project explores the concept of gestalt
as applied to a network of cognitive processes through which we perceive the world. By means of extreme manipulation of focus, scale and figure/ground relationships, common objects are rendered unfamiliar and the viewer is invited to contemplate them in their alternate reality and newfound strangeness. Further, by subverting some of the basic conventions of photographic representation the work raises questions concerning the nature of the medium and its theoretical limits.
Thomas Hlavacek is Czech-born, Toronto-based photographer and media artist. He holds a MA from University of Toronto and a Photography Diploma from Algonquin College. He is a member of Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography and Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts in Toronto.