Christopher Thompson, ‘Red Kimono’, 2016, Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery

About Christopher Thompson

Painting primarily from life and studio portrait studies, Christopher Thompson blends real figures with imagined memories. Favoring a subdued color palette and a hazy, painterly technique, Thompson takes the tradition of historical portraiture and filters it through a gritty, emotion-driven lens. The gestures, posture, and glances of his isolated, seemingly lonely figures suggest internal dramas. Pulling heavily from the legacy of British figure painting, Thompson elevates and immortalizes otherwise insignificant moments and scenes. For the artist, medium and subject matter are equally important and effective in conveying meaning and emotion, fostering a dialogue between the viewer and the character.

British, b. 1969

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
Christopher Thompson | Undiscovered Figures, Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery, London
2016
Christopher Thompson | New Works, Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery, London
2015

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Pontone Gallery Spring Show, Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery, London
2016
2016
Iain Faulkner | AM/PM, Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery, London
2016
Oh Se-Yeol | The Layers of Memory, Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery, London
2016
Pontone Gallery Opening Exhibition, Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery, London