Louise Thomas

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    ‘Alba and lifesavers’ - Cornish china clay, pigments & minerals on 2 aluminium panels. 40x60cm
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Louise Thomas

Painting. Porthmeor Studio 11

The paintings of Louise Thomas (b 1984) concern themselves with the dissonance between architectural and natural structures. Relying upon a broad reference base, the artist draws from her own travels as well as historical photographic archives and holiday brochures.  With these images as a starting point, she seeks to excavate the histories, personal stories and architecture of the places, including 1930s Italian nationalist-socialist architecture, North American resort complexes, megalithic sites and abandoned wrecks. Her painterly brushstrokes highlight an abstracted sense of nostalgia and the failed space of holiday paradises. Through the haunted stillness of her canvases, the artist attempts to ameliorate dystopian spaces by allowing a new visual experience through the juxtaposition of historical and contemporary sites.