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S uccess creative
Miami’s premier not-for-profit incubator for
artistic creativity The Bakehouse Art Complex
has introduced Miami to over 3 decades of great
talents. Painter Thomas Bils is one of the latest.
TEX T BY SANDY LINDSEY
Working in oils, the works of Thomas Bils are a reflection on his
adolescent quest to find meaning in the absurdities of his isolated
suburban hometown of Melbourne, a small Atlantic town in Central
Florida. Through the exploration of atmosphere, narrative and visual
semiotics, he creates images to replicate complicated emotional
suspense congruent to his experiences growing up — transient
between anticipation and melancholy. Having assumed his role
as the “Unreliable Narrator”, each of his works are developed in
varied heights of truth and are left for interpretation on where
they are placed in the actuality of his history. “Sticking to the
traditional ideas of painting, I focus on creating images with an
atmospheric weight that represents the emotions I felt as a young
person navigating the process of growing up,” he says. “Within
these images, I write and codify a Floridian lore based off of
my experiences, building on the popular notion that Florida is a
particularly strange place.”; ThomasBils.com.