CONTEMPLATIONS

CONTEMPLATIONS China ink and 24 ct gold on silvergelatin prints (2017 -2019)

To endure everything. To become nothing. To become everything.

Reflections about body and mind, image and text. Experiences of the human and the sacred.

Discipline and obsession – the work as practice of the self.Photographs, taken on film, processed in the darkroom, covered in handwritten texts in weeks long working sessions.

Inscription and intensity – practices towards happiness.When suffering turns into joy and the defeated ego withdraws from the process.

In contemplation we can overcome our body, our mind, our dimensionand reach a mystical experience.

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Thomas Sing | Contémplations 0004-0005: Les douceurs continuelles (diptych) | 50 x 100 cm (framed) | photography and writing | china ink on silver gelatin prints | 2017 |

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Thomas Sing | Contémplations 0012-0013: Le lit d'épines (diptych) | 100 x 50 cm (framed) | photography and writing | china ink on silver gelatine prints | 2018 |



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Thomas Sing | Contémplations 0016-0017: Das allersuezzeste Marg (diptych) | 70 x 50 cm (framed) | photography and writing | china ink on silver gelatin prints | 2018 |




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Thomas Sing | Contémplation 0018: Sublimierungs-Differential | 35 x 50 cm (framed) | photography, painting and writing | china ink on silver gelatin print | 2018 |



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Thomas Sing | Contémplation 0019: Dic Maria quid vidisti | 50 x 50 cm (framed) | photography, collage, painting and writing | china ink on silver gelatin prints | 2018 |


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Thomas Sing | Contémplation 0023: An dem crùze der mine | 50 x 70 cm (framed) | photography, painting and writing | china ink on silver gelatine print | 2018 |



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Thomas Sing | Contémplation 0024: La parole secrète | 35 x 50 cm (framed) | photography and writing | china ink on silver gelatine print | 2018 |


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Thomas Sing | Contémplation 0025: Ie ich tieffer sinke, ie ich suessor trinke | 50 x 50 cm (framed) | photography and writing | china ink on silver gelatine print | 2018 |


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Thomas Sing | Contémplation 0027: Babylonian Principle | 50 x 50 cm (framed) | photography, painting and writing | china ink on silver gelatine prints | 2018 |


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Thomas Sing | Contémplation 0029: And I wold, Lord, for thi lofe be leyd nakyd on an hyrdil | 50 x 50 cm (framed) | photography and writing | china ink on silver gelatin print | 2018 |


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Thomas Sing | Contémplation 0030: Hoc est quod cupio | 60 x 80 cm (framed) | photography, painting and writing | 24 ct gold on silver gelatin print | 2019 |


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Thomas Sing | Contémplation 0031: Suaviter vulnerans | 70 x 80 cm (framed) | photography and writing | China ink on silver gelatin print | 2019 |


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Thomas Sing | Contémplation 0032: In secreta et occulta iussione | 50 x 50 cm (framed) | photography, painting and writing | China ink and 24 ct gold on silver gelatin print | 2019 |


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Thomas Sing | Contémplation 0033: La dottrina delle lacrime | 50 x 70 cm (framed) | photography, painting and writing | China ink and 24 ct gold on silver gelatin print | 2019 |


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Thomas Sing | Contémplation 0034: In hitziger begerunge | 50 x 70 cm (framed) | photography, painting and writing | China ink, shellack 24 ct gold on silver gelatin print | 2019 |


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Thomas Sing | Contémplation 0035: L'amour implicite | 60 x 80 cm (framed) | photography and writing | China ink on silver gelatin print | 2019 |


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This is a selection of my ink on print works. If interested please contact me via mail or phone. I will be happy to share with you more detailed information.

China ink and/or 24ct gold on silver gelatine prints: micro handwriting, drawing and painting.
All pieces are unique, original works (edition 1/1). No reproductions.
All prints are on highest quality paper (Ilford Hahnemühle Baryta) and made by Thomas Sing in his dark room following a strict archive sequence, ensuring gallery quality. All featured texts are by female mystics and range from the 12th to the 20th century.
All works come framed in high quality gallery frames from Halbe.

With text excerpts by: Marguerite-Marie Alacoque, Ann Bathurst, Hildegard von Bingen, Angela da Foligno, Veronica Giuliani, Margery Kempe, Madeleine Lebouc, Mechthild von Magdeburg, Dorothea von Montau (Dorota z Mątowów), Julian of Norwich, Elsbeth von Oye, Agnes von Prag (Anežka Česká), Maria Maddalena de' Pazzi, Caterina da Siena, Simone Weil