Matthew Thomas: Enlightenment

Matthew Thomas: Enlightenment

Curated by: Mar Hollingsworth, former visual arts curator, and organized by Taylor Renee Aldridge, visual arts curator

For over five decades, Matthew Thomas has developed a career as an artist and art professor, first in Los Angeles, and since 2011 in rural Thailand. In the late 1960s, Thomas began researching Eastern religions and philosophies and later studied Buddhist Tantra, a system of spiritual practice and meditation that has profoundly impacted his life and art. Inspired by his practice of the Buddhist religion, his multimedia works are filled with complex patterns that express his progress toward enlightenment and provide a path for others to experience the same. His unique visual language of sacred geometric abstraction, which integrates a variety of symbolic shapes and colors, explores basic life principles and correlates with the five elements of earth, fire, water, wind, and sky. 

Galleries Open
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m.-5:00p.m.


600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, California 90037


Event Properties

Event Date 02-05-2022
Event End Date 08-07-2022
Created By Suite Life SoCal
Location California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037
Categories Art & Culture

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