Christopher Thompson is an English artist born in Grimsby in 1969. He studied at The Royal Academy and since graduating he has exhibited extensively at home and abroad, his work featuring in private collections and, most notably, in The National Portrait Gallery in London.
The artist explains: “My paintings are a celebration of the everyday, the half noticed and the overlooked. From an isolated building next to a silent canal, an unremarkable row of houses to hidden passageways. These are all parts of London but they could be anywhere. They are places full of subdued dramas, brought to life by the patterns of shadows. The city becoming an arena of abstract lights and shapes, layered and dense, the poetry of reality. Moments that are repeated day after day, the flickering reflections of water, a lamp post basking in the morning sun, buildings revealed as sunlight draws across them and the tranquillity of the towpath as night draws in. People appear sometimes, in supporting roles, but the places never appear empty as they have their own personalities and their own stories to tell.”
We are thrilled to be representing and introducing new works by Chris Thompson.