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Artist Crush: Lenore Thomas

Thursday, December 30, 2010 · 4 Comments

Lenore Thomas is an artist and assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh who is represented by Kathryn Markel. Her mixed media pieces are small, ranging from 7 x 7” to 15 x 15″, but pack an intense visual punch that belies their subdued palette. Thomas conjures abstracted but vaguely familiar scenes, an aesthete’s fantasy of a world that has subsumed pop culture’s visual lexicon into its core. In this way it parallels the work of Takashi Murakami (below).

Lenore Thomas’ recent work is mixed media that includes a variety of digital and traditional print processes as well as painting and drawing. Her current work is a melding of observed reality with the imaginary.  In a desire to escape the truth of the everyday world, she creates fantastical, abstract environments via the realm of video games, pop culture, television, and contemporary design. – Kathryn Markel





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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Scott Teplin // Jan 3, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Love to see her new work. Thanks!

  • 2 Kate // Jan 3, 2011 at 10:36 am

    You’re welcome, Scott!

  • 3 Dusty Herbig // Jan 7, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Incredible work! As expected. Lenore rocks!

  • 4 Jana // Jan 9, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    You might be interested in “Les Lettristes”

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