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Will Thomson

1992 United Kingdom

30 Works exhibited

Current location

London

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  • About the Artist
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Will Thomson's work deals with memory and it's fallibility. His works draw on the Freudian concept of the uncanny, where normal, everyday objects are seen in a different light and become unfamiliar and strange.

Think back to childhood. When a car swang past the house and, for one brief moment, the room was coated in lurid light - pot plant, bed, the blind streaked across the wall - before darkness slid in again to take its place. It is this moment, when the homely becomes monstrous, that Will is interested in. Whether in his large-scale paintings or in his installations, Thomson’s work deals with memory and its fallibility.

Playing with the photographic source material, which often provides the inspiration for each painting, Will simplifies his interiors to blocks of pure colour or raw canvas, punctuated only by the odd item of furniture or door left ajar. In this way, he questions the objectivity of the photograph as a ‘truth telling’ device, using sparse detail to evoke emotions rather than facts. Beds, plants and windows are rendered in textures of black - flocked, scumbled, impasto - and unfinished canvas. This urge to both reveal and conceal is not unlike memory itself, which is often shaped by the desire to either remember or forget.

 

The Royal Academy of Art

 

The British Film Institute

 

Queens College Art Fair Cambridge 

 

Candid Art Gallery

 

Shortlisted for 2014 BLOOOM award by WARSTEINER

 

Institute of Contemporary Art, MTArt London, - 2015

 

Shortlisted for the International Emerging Artist Award - 2016 

 

HYPERION Union Square MtArt 119 E 17th St, New York - 2016

MELT Week Camden Collective, MTArt, Holborn - 2016 

 

Collectionair On-line exhibition - 2017 

UNFOLD, Church Street, MTArt, Marylebone - 2017

'Wasn't It Uncanny' Unit 3, Old Street Station, MTArt - 2018 - SOLO

Works by Will Thomson

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2017

79.6 x 112 cm

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79.6 x 112 cm

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79.5 x 112.5 cm

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47 x 62 cm

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2018

94 x 66 cm

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2018

213 x 182 cm

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2018

66 x 94 cm

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124 x 154 cm

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2018

94 x 66 cm

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2018

124 x 124 cm

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2018

124 x 124 cm

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124 x 124 cm

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124 x 124 cm

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2018

124 x 154 cm

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2016

75 x 92 cm

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2016

79 x 111 cm

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2016

81.6 x 112.1 cm

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