christopher thompson is an internationally recognised artist who specialises in dark and emotionally tense figure painting.these powerful images are usually of men and set in urban or industrial settings which add to the overall moodiness of his art.  having attended the royal academy in london thompson has gone on the be exhibited and collected widely.  among his best known works is a portrait of the actor pete postlethwaite. that particular painting was in the 2002 bp portrait awards and is now part of the national portrait gallery, london, collection.

christopher thompson ‘terminus II’ original

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medium: oil

format: original on canvas

size: 38 x 48 cm

signed: yes on reverse

condition: excellent (slight fault to frame)

provenance: donated by gallery to a charity auction then purchased by the current owner

about this artwork:

this original is moody and atmospheric, work that is typical of that produced by thompson. he is known for portraits in austere settings, verging on the bleak, and almost always features men. another common trait in many of his paintings is to have the very top of the head outside of our view, beyond the extremes of the canvas, as can be seen in ‘terminus II’. presumably set in a train station our eyes are almost drawn as much to the bag, a common companion on a journey,  as the boys face.

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christopher thompson is an internationally recognised artist who specialises in dark and emotionally tense figure painting.these powerful images are usually of men and set in urban or industrial settings which add to the overall moodiness of his art.  having attended the royal academy in london thompson has gone on the be exhibited and collected widely.  among his best known works is a portrait of the actor pete postlethwaite. that particular painting was in the 2002 bp portrait awards and is now part of the national portrait gallery, london, collection.

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