Galería Mascota is pleased to present Blair Thurman’s recent work in his first solo exhibition in Mexico.
Marked by the likes Frank Stella, Andy Warhol and Steve Parrino, Blair Thurman participates in a dialogue about the limits of image-making. His influences range from Pop Art and Minimalism to childhood relics,
popular music and the cinema of the seventies. Thurman appropriates the inheritance of abstraction in a free and eclectic way, combining a personal iconography with the inherent challenges of painting, which results in multidimensional pieces.
His standardized forms, pulled from slot-car race tracks, architectural frameworks, and found shapes from daily life, go hand in hand with intimate souvenirs — the fascinations of boyhood working to render the subliminal realm of abstract geometries more idiosyncratic and accessible. Thurman refers to the style and significance of his work as his “signature-content” as he investigates the intersection between our cultural environment and our imagined fantasies, examining the memory and poetry embedded in the very act of looking.
Blair Thurman (b.1961) received his B.F.A. from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Canada, and his M.F.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Thurman’s work has been exhibited in several solo and group exhibitions. Recent solo museum exhibitions include Le Magasin—Centre National d’Art Contemporain, France (2014); and “Honeybadgers,” Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma (2015). Thurman’s work is featured in several permanent collections, including the Centre national des arts plastique, Paris; Le Consortium, Dijon; Fonds régional d’art contemporain, France; and the Syz Collection, Switzerland. Thurman’s work was included in the 46th Biennale di Venezia in 1995.