Contemplations

Illuminated photography

Born at the crossway of photography and illuminated manuscript, bringing texts and images together in the pursuit of a higher, mystical experience.

china ink / 24ct. gold on silvergelatin prints | 2017 – ongoing

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

Thomas Sing‘ s Contemplations are 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.

L'AMOUR IMPLICITE (2019)

Inscription and intensity

Practices towards happiness: when suffering turns into joy and the defeated ego withdraws from the process.

WORKING WITH GOLD- 'HOC EST QUOD CUPIO' (2019)
Thomas Sing | Contémplation 0018: Sublimierungs-Differential | 35 x 50 cm (framed) | photography, painting and writing | china ink on silver gelatin print | 2018 |

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

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

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 | SOLD

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 |

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 | SOLD

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 |

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 |

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

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

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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