Philosophical Office Vienna
Girbl’s pictures burnt in the course of their origin. You can see it in them clearly. There was precisely as much fires as necessary to make its effect visible, to burn down the material sacrificed to it and to illustrate it thereby...
“Baptism of fire - Traces of the memory"
The works by Thomas Girbl in their reduction to the essential mediate profound sensations of the secret surrounding the myth of our World’s creation...
Curator of the Genius Gallery in Düsseldorf
Out of the catalogue "The Power of the Inner Eye"
The shapes merge in a dynamic flow and form a rock-crystal-like shape that evolves into a sunny, floral and airy iconography that is characteristic for his newer pictures...
“The fire, the art and the knowledge"
An artist like Thomas Girbl, whom the fire makes not the object of his representation, but rather the medium of the creation act, wants to introduce us with his works immediately to our existential, to the heart of our liveliness. If he modifies our environment by scorching, burning down, crusting of paper and colours, he transforms the smouldering devine spark in us all into visible and touchable forms...
Art Historian in Salzburg
"Phönix in the Valley of Roses"
On gigantic tables it is mounted cleanly, painted on the scaffold and before fire-resistant background on a wide wall they are exposed to the fire, are undergone a branding, to get their “brand”...
„Art and skill“
The oldest myths of the end of the world — and the any time present fears — are those of the world fire. The modern terror which has created his icon in the burning Twin-Towers...
Burningpictures – Feuer als mein künstlerisches Medium!
Ich mache unsichtbares sichtbar durch die Kraft des Feuers.
Acryl, Öl, Aquarell, sind wohl die häufigsten und bekanntesten künstlerischen Medien! Feuer als Energie einzusetzen ist ein aufbauender, künstlerisch-kreativer Akt. Und genau das reizt mich als Künstler immer wieder von neuem - der Kreativität des Feuers hingeben und daraus meine Burningpictures entstehen zu lassen.
Burningpictures - Fire as my artistic medium!
I make invisible visible through the power of fire.
Acrylic, oil, watercolor, are probably the most common and well-known artistic media! Using fire as energy is an uplifting, artistic-creative act. Exactly that tempes me as an artist over and over again - to abandon myself to the creativity of fire and in this way to create my burningpictures.
Atelier Faak am See