Thomas Braida – Toads swallow fireflies, the Gods eat everything

Thomas Braida’s solo exhibition Toads swallow fireflies, the Gods eat everything is accompanied by an artist book which consist of a combined catalogue and textbook.

The mythical of Braida’s work becomes clear in his portrayal of anthropomorphic creatures. These human-like creatures are bestial, sometimes caricatures, and sometimes threatening. The animal-heads are as masks, that conceal the true person. In order to make the connection with the psychological background of symbolism, it is not far fetched to simultaneously regard these masks as mirrors that reveal man’s true nature.

In two sections: catalogue and textbook, bilingual (NL/EN)
Pages: 2x 24 pages
Dimensions: 12x19cm
Edition: 30 copies
Text: Robert Proost
Translation: Heleen Klomp
Design: Jinhee Kwon
Curator: Riet van Gerven

Website Thomas Braida

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