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REZAS LIVE at THOMAS BICKHAM
Two round mirror creations with
decoration and pom-poms hang
over the mustard sofa. “Yes-hats”
Thomas calls them.
The coffee table is made of resin,
One of Thomas’ jewellery designs shines on the
in which Thomas has moulded
forest floor. It is made of semi-precious stones like
trees and butterflies from Bali.
amethyst, aquamarine and citrine.
am greeted with open arms and the warmest smile. We
talk a little about whether or not we should hug and end
on miming embracing gestures with a safe distance. It is
not only from heartfelt warmth that I am being knocked off my
feet. All my senses are already tingling and to explain why, we
need to turn back time a few moments.
It started on the stairs up to the apartment, where subdued
classical music flowed towards me from the open door on the
third floor. I love it when people open their front door as wide
as possible - it says so much about their desire to meet the
world and new people.
But it was not just the pleasant music floating freely through
the open door. I was also met with a welcoming scent of cleanliness, mixed with gentle notes of fresh beech. I only noticed
the scent subconsciously as it was so extremely delicate.
Before Thomas comes forward from the recesses of the
apartment, I become acutely aware that all of my senses are
starting to work overtime. The first impressions have been so
overwhelming that I have difficulty maintaining eye contact.
Thomas does not seem to notice my dazed and bewildered
look - he is used to it.
It is the flourishing trees and branches filled with feathers, flowers and leaves that first capture my attention. Branches hang
in the ceiling and others are placed in large beautiful vases and
jars in corners and on the tops of dressers. In several places,
they are even wrapped around lamps.
The walls are painted in subdued matte earthen colours. A
large old door from an Indian temple leans carelessly on the
wall in the living room. The explosive works of art around the
room, all created by Thomas, testify to his huge imagination
and unbridled creativity. Bright flowers and branches leap off
a canvas and two round mirrors with decorative décor hang
over the couch.
—They are the ‘yes-hat’ works, pointers Thomas. You stand
under one of them, take a selfie and then you must say yes to
everything for the rest of the day. —Yes, I nod vigorously.
On the floor is a wool rug with sewn fox tails over a large
Seduction rug from Rezas. The floor must be decorated to
match the beautiful stucco work in the ceilings.