JT Thompson

Labyrinth XV, 2015, by JT Thompson. Oil on canvas, 47” x 67”.

According to JT Thompson: “I am an abstract oil painter, who generally prefers to work in large scale. My work is rooted in an interest of the subconscious workings of the mind. I am deeply intrigued by the tension between the individual’s public persona and the hidden, unspoken, or even unknown elements of the psyche. My approach to exploring psychological concepts is highly abstracted. My work starts with metaphors relating to architecture – rooms, staircases, hallways and space. My work stretches and distorts these rooms, stairwells, and space, almost to the point of becoming a paradox illusion. To offset perspective that should be readily familiar into spaces that are secretive, fragmented, uncertain and vast.”