Pencil and colored pencil on card
26.8 x 25 in
Jason Thompson creates complex, abstract, geometric paintings using enamel and layers of varnish on found wooden panels. He describes his work as having a quality somewhere between a sacred icon and an old shed door. In his drawing, Strange Loops, the artist diverges from his usual geometric, graphic forms to create a unique maze of continuous lines on paper that could be interpreted as a metaphor for the creative process. Thompson's work isn't planned or designed, but a continuous process of creation and destruction that yields unexpected outcomes.
Jason Thompson (b. 1970) lives and works in England and earned both his BA and MA in painting from from the Chelsea College of Art & Design. He has had solo exhibitions at Wilson Stephens and Jones, London; PSMirabel, Manchester; The Dock Art Centre, Carrickon-Shannon, Ireland; and selected group exhibitions at BDDW Annex Gallery, New York, 2019 (with Penny Davenport); Flowers Gallery, London; Bankley Studios, Manchester; London Art Fair; Bridewell Studios, Liverpool; and Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. His work is in the public collections of the Arts Council, UK; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK; and the Office of Public Works, Ireland. Jason Thompson is represented by Wilson Stephens and Jones in London and BDDW Annex Gallery in New York.