"Splatter King"

Abstract Expressionist

Tom Zatar Kay

"Evokes a Feeling of Contemplative Spaciousness"


Time

Pink on White

Blue Halloween

Red White Blue

Pink on Blue

White on Blue

Purple Black White

Pink Pink

Flat

Red

Show White

Show Blue

Show Two

Show Pink Blue

Green22

Pink on Blue 22

Pink X

Pink X2

Black 22

Black Fine 22

Black Start

Black & White 2

Black on White

White Black 3

WhiteBlack 7

Black & White 3

Black & White 1

Black & White 4

White Number One

White Two

White Holloween

Purlpe

Red & Pink

Blue X

Blue 2 One

Blue 2 Two

Blue Chair

Yellow 2

Orange

Pink Free

Love in Space

Art show at Bank of America in Woodstock

Bank of America Zatar Art Show

Tom Zatar Kay Wins
The People's Choice In Exhibition
Woodstock Artist Associaton & Museum
TO: Tom Zatar Kay
Dear Tom,
Congratulations!
The Woodstock Artists Association & Museum is happy to inform you that your work, "Love in Space" was the People’s Choice in the exhibition Grey Matter
We congratulate you on your excellent work!
Sincerely,
Meredith Rosier
Chair, Exhibitions Committee

Splatter King


Splatter King

TOM ZATAR KAY
TOSSES HIS FATE -- AND HIS PAINT -- TO THE WINDS

Written by: Daniel Bush,
Kingston Times - Ulster Publishing

Excerpts

"I can throw paint on anything," said artist Tom Zatar Kay, " and I know what I'm doing." Throw painting is a wild, uninhibited, and spontaneous yet also controlled and carefully executed style of art. It is produced when the artist, using a sort of a brush-like tool, literally throws his paint onto the canvas. This unique method, said Kay, is similar but not identical to Jackson Pollock's famous drip painting style.

He is an unbelievably energetic and enthusiastic man and also extremely friendly, outgoing and one of the nicest people you'll meet.

In a video that was made of Kay throw painting, he does seem to personify the vision of a wacky, eclectic, super-fast-paced 21st century Pollock: wearing a bright pink hat, jeans, and a cut-off tie-dye shirt, music from George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars playing loudly in the background, Kay dips a shish kebab skewer into a tube of his day-glo paint and with lightening quick, continual whips of his arm throws streak after streak of paint onto the canvas. The canvas he paints on in the video is not tacked to the floor, but suspended from the ceiling, at about waist level. As Kay throws paint on it, he keeps it in a perpetual spinning motion. This represents another deviance from what Kay calls Pollock's "flat throw" style of dripping paint over a canvas that lies flat on the floor. When paint is applied to a spinning, rather than a stationary canvas, Kay said, a completely new and different effect is created.

But in order to be successful at it, according to Kay, a person needs to have two crucial talents: creative freedom, and artistic skill. Luckily for Kay, he possesses both in abundance. "I'm aware of what I'm doing as I'm doing it," said Kay. "Its not haphazard craziness, there's a purpose to it."

For prices of the paintings, please call or E-Mail
845-679-2490
I do commissions of works at any size.

Article about Tom Zatar Kay in Kingston Times, Splatter King

Following Pollock: Tom Zatar Kay Art Show at Silent Space Gallery

Press Release: Art Opening: Following Pollock - Abstract DayGlo Works by Tom Zatar Kay

Action Painting in DayGlo Colors
Black Light Art

"Under black light it will explode!... This is Jackson Pollock gone wild." - Art Auctioneer Barry Cherwin - Past President of the New York City Auctioneers Association


Artist Statement

I can remember once when I was younger being at a fair and enjoying doing spin art where you would pour and drip paint on spinningpaper. I loved that concept: putting the art in God's hands; randombeauty with lots of colors and energy.

Throwing paint is a spiritual, ethereal, cathartic, kinetic experience for me. When I paint I find myself in a state of ecstasy, constantly praying and meditating. I enter a hypnotic trance, a dynamic involvement in the creation - a unique, spontaneous, and unrepeatable event.

I become infused with the same spirit I imagine Jackson Pollock tapped into, except I use DayGlo colors and reflect the energy of the times I live in.

There are so many possibilities to explore in throwing DayGlo paint: the various color combinations, the types of effects used, the amount of paint, the speed, angle, force of the throw etc. It is an ongoing process and a journey that never ends, an unlimited, expanding universe of magical serendipity (quantum theory at its best).

This work is also partly inspired by the M-theory (the theory of everything ushered in by Edward Witten). The paintings represent the tenth dimension string theory, which states there is a parallel universe. M-theory also states that when two or more different tenth dimension membranes collided they created the Big Bang and our whole expanding universe. The globs of paint in my paintings can theoretically represent these different membranes. They are images of the moment right before the Big Bang with black light/white light parallel universes. Our reality=white light / black light represents the tenth dimension parallel universe.

Paintings can be viewed in black light, as well as white light, and can be hung in four ways. In a coming show of my art, the gallery owner plans to show the art 5 minutes with black light and 5 minutes in regular light, or have an interactive switch so people can switch between the two different light effects themselves.

It pleases me to know that my art has the ability to make people happy. My art is a manifestation of my energy and consciousness.




What people are saying about art:

"The splatter, abstract expressionist paintings resonate with spontaneous form and resolve issues of structure and emotive content." - Angela Di Bello Director / Agora Gallery

"Splatter action painting makes me so happy! - Love the controlled attitude of your work!" - Jen

“You’re art is rich and vibrant, brilliant and passionate” – Wex

“Really beautiful, your personal energy shines through, to make this art not just an exercise, art being an object, which continues to give light and life and good feeling” Wlliott Landy

“It really shows carefree skill!!!” Uma I

“It’s like looking into the cosmos, were light shows out of the dark” KDG

“They really POP out at you, they are so colorful” Jonimaya

"Amazing and vibrant work and just want to say that this is so healing and magical!" - Lillian Binder

"Zatar is the new Jackson Pollack." – Gene Kieffer

"Wow, your paintings are remarkable, they leap into the eyes as dreams do sleepers' minds." - Karl

"Looking at all your wonderful art helps a lot. I hope you know that by sharing your art you lift people's spirits. Thanks!" - Cathy

"So rich and energetic! Yeeeeah!" - Glen Allen

"Two colors, thousand faces." - Mauro

"Love this work...especially the composition of colours!" - Franziska

"Your art make me feel happy. Thank you" - Corine

"Your artworks are extraordinarily beautiful." - TheSilverFactory

"There is so much to ponder here." - Babatund Lea

"Rich and vivid, an eye catcher." - Bill

"Wow love so many fragments, cracks, pieces that still hold together." - Peggy Kay

"The paintings are beautiful!!! I gazed at them for a long time." - Cate Woodruff

"A wonderful stir of excitement." - Stephanie

"Passion & Art & Splendor." - Lustato Tenterrara

"I feel energy from your pictures." - Japan Artist

"Lovely work - outstanding colours, very different." - Ingrid

"You have created amazing works of art!" - Bill

"Nice art. You are quite the creative artist." - Stacy

"I am impressed by the emotion and feeling your art portrays." - Corey Nichols

"I like the complexity in your paintings, especially in the ones with fewer colors, like the black and white series." - Nat

"Your paintings are exciting and liberating." - Mkanvinde

"Amazing art, you truly have a gift..." - Alex

"It seems like you have a lot going on, and that is wonderful. It blows my mind to no end..." - Kevin

"Master of the colors!" - Kosi

"Love the work!!!!!! Full of chaos beauty!" - Justin Thyme

"Your art is magnificent." - Susan Mohlpowers

"Wow! Sometimes I wish I could jump into a painting and get lost, This is one of those times!" - Vincent J Newman

"Brilliant colour, it bursts into life before your eyes." - Bill

"Peaceful powerful subliminal mind control mellow tones, so intense .. so vibrant in such density." - Chloey

"They're very happy. We need happy." - Cathy Britell, MD.

"Fantastic. I love all the bright vibrant colors. A feel good painting." - Ketya Richardson

"You use great coloures in your art. Lovely." - Martha

"Your paintings are beautiful and full of life energy." - Jeff

"Dig the work...very Pollock.... if I may say so..." - Jorge Emmanuel

"There is a lot of inspiration and power." - Bernard

"I enjoyed viewing your paintings which are most compelling and provocative." - Ruthie Tucker, Executive Director-Curator, Amsterdam Whitney Gallery

"This is Jackson Pollock gone wild." - Art Auctioneer Barry Cherwin

Note: All the above images are ©copyright Tom Zatar Kay


ARTIST

Abstract Expressionist - Kinetic Abstraction Painter

Tom Zatar Kay

For prices of the paintings, please call or E-Mail
845-679-2490
I do commissions of works at any size.