War games – Collateral Damage
Drawing, painting & Print Exhibition @ White Canvas Gallery
10th march – 23rd march 2011
War games continues Thompson’s pre-occupation with war and accumulated damage done. These works concentrate on the children of families affected by armed conflict around the world. The drawings and paintings talk of the emotional struggle to understand and come to terms with the loss, dispossession, incarceration and trauma of war victims.
John Thompson is inspired by the rich tradition of photojournalism and by drawings of the old masters. His paintings, drawings and photographs come filtered through a lens on the human struggle and the harsh reality of their behavior with a sensitivity to what is beautiful and poetic.
War games is at White Canvas Gallery, Fortitude Valley until the 23rd of March.
More of John’s work and contact details can be found at his Crazy Dog webpage.