Topher Straus

Topher Straus

Golden, CO, United States

About Topher Straus

Topher Straus creates works of fine art in his hometown of Golden, Colorado. His portfolio consists of: original aluminum landscape paintings, acrylic canvas paintings, and limited edition aluminum prints. Straus has been creating art for more than 20 years and is featured in exhibitions around the nation. 
Straus’ recent work comprises ten landscape paintings of our National Parks, entitled “The Parks”. The series is part of a solo exhibition by Topher Straus at the American Mountaineering Museum. Works from this series and countless other Straus paintings and photographs have shown and will show in numerous museums and galleries throughout the country including: Katonah Museum of Art and Barrett Art Center—both shows are juried by associate curator Akili Tommasino of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 
Straus’ landscapes are well-composed and easy to admire on a computer screen; however, you can’t appreciate their best qualities, until you see them in person. Straus starts by digitally painting over a photograph with colors from the photo itself, inventing a landscape that is directly related to, but not bound by, the restrictions of the initial photograph. The landscape is sublimed onto a large aluminum sheet—the subliming process, bonds dye to the aluminum on a molecular level—and then coated in a glossy resin; to give it a partially mirrored finish. 

Education

Syracuse University

Exhibitions

Littleton Fine Arts Board Presents: 54th Annual Own an Original. 2019 Juried Fine Arts Exhibition

Barrett Art Center: New Directions Exhibition

American Mountaineering Museum: "The Parks" solo exhibition by Topher Straus.

Uplift: Celebrating the Sierra Nevada

"The Edge Effect" an International juried exhibition at New York's Katonah Museum of Art