Thompson, Jason
Jason Thompson’s paintings are influenced by mechanical, botanic and anatomical diagrams. Each of his works begins as a series of improvised marks, which are then ‘repeated, copied and overlaid’ to form part of a larger complex pattern. Thompson avoids planning his paintings. Rather, he prefers them to emerge from an organic process of trial and error – a way of working that the artist feels is analogous to natural evolutionary processes. Thompson intends for his paintings to feel ‘personal, intimate and hopefully familiar’. The scale of the works, the intensity of their colours and their highly-polished finish, gives them the appearance of small, sacred icons.
  • Artwork Details: 73 x 50cm
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  • Material description: Enamel paint and varnish on wood
  • Credit line: Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the artist.
  • Theme: Abstract
  • Medium: Painting
  • Accession number: ACC31/2014



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