Marcia Thompson


Kunsthaus Erfurt, Germany

Isabelle Borges, Joanna Buchowska, Jessica Buhlmann, Sophia Schama, Marcia Thompson

Einführung: Christoph Tannert, künstlerischer Leiter Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

...Thompson's paintings are predicated on expansion: the gestural work of the brush is gone, the painting is literally transposed into another dimension. The color itself is staged as an event; as a mass, as an object. We are confronted with bodies of color with a canvas core.

The color becomes thick, it stretches, it breaks out, intervenes and creates a space of its own, which disregards the pictorial space, the canvas and the stretcher frame as much as the human proportions or the eye level.

The painting becomes independent of the experience of volume and space. The block of accumulated color establishes its own realm. This realm of the pictorial is the visible trace of the imagination, a space for thought within the dimensions of concrete space.

Christoph Tannert, in the opening speech of INSCAPE, Kunsthaus Erfurt 16.12.2016

Translated by Flavio Hahlbohm Martins Ribeiro