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AT - Installation, Sculpture, Photography, Video
AT - Installation, Sculpture, Photography, Video
AT - Installation, Sculpture, Photography, Video
AT - Installation, Sculpture, Photography, Video
AT - Installation, Sculpture, Photography, Video
AT - Installation, Sculpture, Photography, Video
04.12.2008 - 24.01.2009
Thompson works across a variety of media including photography, sculpture and installation. Using found imagery and objects as material and reference, works are blackened, bleak meditations on time and existence. Thompson courts the dead and distant, navigating a tradition of landscape, his work makes us inhabit the uneasy space between nihilism and truth.   For his third solo show with gallery Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Thompson displays a collection of work to reflect and engage with the specificity of the three split levels of the gallery layout. The central raised room will show a new video work that puts into question the position of the viewer within a panoramic display of landscape. The third lower room will contain a lightbox installation transforming the space into a cave like environment of dis-locating spatial awareness.   Thompson’s works are suffused with an atmosphere of melancholy and loss. While works appear minimal, they have a precision, a robust structural and material relationship to each other, which makes them belong to a permanent now. The slightest gesture, here, speaks of a rich emotional landscape that the viewer does not so much perceive with cool detachment as participate in by assembling it in their own mind. Adam Thompson’s work challenges us to examine what we see and to notice qualities that are not immediately apparent. Investigations into the material and immaterial, surface and space, result in works subtly balancing the literal and the illusory.
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