Tom‘s life is anything but ordinary. Despite being brought up with solid farm principles in the context of WW II, Spiel was taught the most traditional American values and he was directed to believe the Great American Dream: that “Everything Will Turn Out OK.”
Not everything turned out that way, he become an artist. A very prolific one who wouldn’t stop exhibiting all across the US from the 60s up to the mid-90s, when he became deathly ill. But eventually, he was informed that he was not going to die so he retook his frenetic activity.
In 2007, he began “The Museum Paintings” Series (a few of which are in this post). He signed and exhibited them as Spiel. Each of the paintings shown by The Poet Spiel in The Saatchi Online is derived from many sessions with his psychotherapist.
From misfits within misfits to public taboos The Poet Spiel has many times been considered as an American iconoclast satirizing the simplicity of its society; luckily enough for us he’s now decided to share & upload many of his latest works to the net.