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Standing Figure, 2019

Oil on canvas
13 4/5 × 13 4/5 in
35 × 35 cm
This is a unique work.
$5,000 - 7,500
location
London
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Christopher Thompson
British, b. 1969
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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.

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Christopher Thompson
British, b. 1969
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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.

Standing Figure, 2019

Oil on canvas
13 4/5 × 13 4/5 in
35 × 35 cm
This is a unique work.
$5,000 - 7,500
location
London
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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