Lex Thomas

Lex Thomas

Artist

Lex Thomas’ primary concern is the idea of belief. A mistrust in the nature of reality drives this as well as an interest in the stories we tell ourselves. Thomas examines a range of unexplained natural phenomena, such as the supernatural and paranormal as well as altered psychological states, magic, cults and UFO religions.

Recent work has come about from a combination of automatism, subconscious association and chance. The Prisoner’s Cinema series of drawings was inspired by the phenomena whereby those confined in dark cells for long periods report visual hallucinations. Working in a similar vein, the starting point for the IFIF paintings are intuitively made clay fetishes that reflect on previous studies in Anthropology and Sociology. The title derives from the International Federation for Inner Freedom, a psychedelic cult founded for reasons of both scientific research and religious awakening.  

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Location London
Artforms / type of project Book Works, Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking
Tags painting, drawing, collage, mixed media, sculpture, figurative, metaphysical, paranormal, existentialism, Artists' Books
Website http://www.lexthomas.co.uk

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