StochasticProcessPainting (14008 steps) = FunctionalPath (gold9280.16 meters)), 2015
Oil on canvas
Having just come from the de Young with textiles fresh in my mind (see my previous post), it was not difficult to make the connection here to Thompson's painting. I like how works and other perceptions set up subsequent attentions. I also like how this paining functions (not just as visual connection with textiles and the persistence of woven time and space but also that it verifies painting as a function). If we consider the work and its title as a whole, the quest for logic and reason seems self-evident, a balance between time (process) and space (dimensional measurement). The resultant subtlety at a various depths is also worthwhile. On a fairly separate but somehow interconnected front (front being a good word for looking at paintings), the Humphries painting below offers the alternative, the more obviously expressive in terms of brushstrokes yet somehow adhering to a visual system of rows. Somewhere in between these two paintings lies a painted truth.
Nobody's Fool, 2013
Oil on linen