Mesmerizing new work from Bill Thompson up on Creators.
Saturated with colors of an oil-slick opalescence, each nail-polish lacquered sculpture by Bill Thompson is hand-carved from a mass of polyurethane. Speaking about his process on his website, the Boston-based artist shares that, for over 30 years of art-making, his intent has been to explore the emotional provocation that comes from color in his art. “There has been a consistent fixation on the objectness of a painting. Early iterations included thick, textured paint applications on wood panels, followed by pristine rolled acrylic surfaces on plywood. [Later on] I began altering and carving the substrate itself in an attempt to further activate the color experience.”
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