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Ann Thomson

Deluxe Limited Edition Book

Author Anna Johnson

Publisher Tim Olsen Editions

Price AUD$ 350+p&h;    
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Published in 2012

Represented in most major public collections as well as
significant private Australian and international collections, Thomson's
work is distinguished by a singular eye for a raggered drawn line and
mutable energy in her use of paint. Her most recent work presents an
explosion of colour and fluid form.


‘Her works make no attempt to reproduce for the viewer the world
of visual objects and phenomena. What they offer us instead is the
energetic act of creation itself, as it emerges from the artist’s
consciousness and impinges on the sheet, or canvas, as brushstrokes,
layers of paint, the illusionary play between two-dimensional space and
three-dimensional apprehension, the immediate revisioning of accident as
necessary choice. Everything depends here on the sureness of the
painter’s gestures as she breaks, stroke by stroke, into the stillness
of empty space.’

                                                     – David Malouf


‘Abstract Expressionism is a language which, given the commitment,
experience and talent of an artist of Ann Thomson’s calibre, grows ever
stronger, deeper and subtler, and engenders its own ‘beautiful
atmosphere of reflection’ – where (to adapt one of de Kooning’s most
famous statements) ‘an artist can practice her intuition.’

                                                    – Terence Maloon


'And then there was Ann’s work, which was like an invitation to the voyage…

Ann’s work is able to communicate with the deepest part of
oneself: it is gutsy, instinctive, incisive, meaty, violent, ruddy,
magnetic… it has an energy well beyond the norm. It scratches, bites and
brands… it is music, it is a symphony. Brute matter making sounds,
circulating, vibrating… there is an inexpressible desire to touch, to
reorient her work to

the floor, to see it from all sides.'


                 – Stephane Jacob, Galerie Arts D'Australie, Paris

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