Louise Thomas

In my painting, I often attempt to revise ideas or ambitions that have been lost over time, using a sort of restorative nostalgia. I am interested in both the transformative quality of paint to create something representational or something abstract. I enjoy to create new visual experience through the juxtaposition of historical and contemporary source material that I can only find through painting. My practice has investigated the dissonance between architectural structures and the surrounding world. I explored the architecture of abandoned buildings, including 1930s Italian architecture, North American resort complexes, Victorian hospitals, and Lidos. My research includes drawing upon my travels, photographic resources and holiday brochures. It is through this understanding of the political and historical context of these environments that that I can begin to construct my abstracted images of nostalgia. read full statement

Location Penzance, South West