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Holy Home 12

Single piece Signed Dated Titled

Reference

b1392f86

Year

2018

Medium

Drawings & Works on Paper

Size

33.5 x 33.5 cm
13.19 x 13 in

Price

330,00 €

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  • About the work

Medium: charcoal on paper, framed


About the Artist

1992 , United Kingdom

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.

 


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