Mime 1

Mimei Thompson

13 September - 5 October 2008
Fri-Sun 12-6pm

Late First Thursdays Opening: 2 Oct 6-9pm

Mime 1 is the first solo show at Transition
by recent RCA graduate Mimei Thompson.

Thompson's work depicts dark, mutating cosmic worlds, populated by cartoon brains, clouds, probing eyeballs and curious creatures vying for attention. These alien beings are playful, surprised, anxious and cheeky, forming surreal portraits in a constant state of flux and unrest.

Thompson's power is in luring us into these stormy universes through a seductive eddy of paint or a glimmer of florescent green. Her enigmatic depictions of extraordinary 'natural' forces connect us with our own inner worlds, and suggest interrelated systems and patterns - reproduction, death, decay and regeneration


Mimei Thompson studied at the Royal College of Art and Central St Martins, London, and the Glasgow School of Art. Recent shows include These Living Walls of Jet, at Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool, and the Studio Voltaire Annual Members' Exhibition 2007, selected by Stuart Comer, Polly Staple and Christabel Stewart. In 2006 Thompson curated and participated in Baroque My World at Transition Gallery.