15-16 October 2011
Island Sketch 1, 2 and 3, 2011, acrylic on mirror.
Mimei Thompson's paintings look at the subject of landscape from the
perspective that the natural always exists as a construct. There is a
longing for a pure nature, a place of origin and authenticity, alongside an
awareness of its impossibility.
The Island Sketches are based on found images, and are quickly worked in
acrylic paint on the smooth glass of small mirrors. Only fragments of the
reflective surface show through, reflecting back the odd glimpse of light,
space, depth, or perhaps the viewer looking back at themselves.