View To Scale
View In Room
View To Scale
View In Room
Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 228.6cm (H) x 167.6cm (W) x 3.8cm (D) / 90" (H) x 66" (W) x 1.5" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
"In her recent exhibitions, culminating notably in The Light Within You at the Vernon Art Gallery (2019) in B.C., for which this writer contributed the catalogue text, Thompson has revealed herself as a seeker after depth. She has offered cohesive and salient selections of her body of non-objective paintings related to monochromism and the colour field painting movement. But hers’ is no historicist agenda and the paintings do not look in any way dated or indebted. They are phenomenally fresh. These paintings are part of an integral continuing investigation of chromaticity at its most convincing and sophisticated." - Joseph Campbell, Canadian Art Critic
To create my "monochromes" I use a technique similar to mandala sand painting. I dip a small fan brush into paint and tap it against a stick to create delicate dots and splatters. For hours, I tap until the canvas is covered with layers of lines and flecks. The resulting image is a homogonous field – an energized labyrinth of patterns, lines, and vibrations. I may paint a dark border around this field to contain its movement. From a distance the monochromes appear orderly and unified. Yet up close, they reveal chaotic patterns and particles moving in all directions like matter spinning in space. The monochromes express my molecular reality – the reality manifesting as bodily sensations pulsating, throbbing, prickling, tingling, and manifesting inside me. My hope is that while the viewer gazes at the field of vibrating color, he or she will become aware sensations and their own reality.
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Based in: British Columbia
Heidi Thompson was born in Vernon, B.C. Canada. After graduating high school she moved to Europe to study art. From 1975-1979 she attended the University of Art & Design in Zürich earning a Swiss Diploma for Professional Photography. After graduating, Thompson moved to Nürnberg and apprenticed with German painter Oskar Koller. Koller recommended that she continue her art education at the Akademie der Buildene Künste Nürnberg. Thompson was accepted and spent one year under the guidance of Professor Ernst Weil, However, seeking a more traditional art school, Thompson moved to Budapest to study painting with Professor Kokas Ignac at the Hungarian State University for Fine Art. In 1982, Thompson returned to Canada and worked as a freelance photographer, painter and book publisher. In 2001 she earned her BFA and Teaching Certificate from the University of Victoria. Since the early 1980's Thompson has worked as a photographer, publisher, teacher and painter. She is married to Edward Thompson and they have two children. Heidi Thompson currently paints full-time and exhibits her work in Europe, Canada and the USA.
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