In search of a justification for painting taxi upon taxi, Keith Thomson says he turned to history.

Von Goethe wrote that yellow "is the color closest to light. In its utmost purity it always implies the nature of brightness and has a cheerful, serene, gently stimulating character.

Philippe Starck once said, "If you are depressed, you put some bright yellow and suddenly you are happy.

And no less a source than Van Gogh opined, "Yellow is capable of charming God."

Or maybe it's their shape?

- Keith Thomson

Taxi #103
KEITH THOMSON


Oil paint, ink on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

One-of-a-kind
Signed on front
2019

20" h x 40" w x 1.5" d
5 lbs. 0 oz.

$1,800

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Artist
Keith Thomson
Birmingham, Alabama

Getting to Know Keith

Keith Thomson is a mixed-media artist whose art is packed with wit, humor, and ingenuity. He began his artistic career as a political cartoonist in the 90’s, a background that is reflected in the sharp storytelling of his artwork. His portfolio relishes in the escapism offered by art; each painting, though realistic in style, presents a scenario with a surreal and, at times, ironic twist. To begin a work, he sketches out his idea using an animation software. Then, he transfers the sketch onto the canvas and finally starts to layer oil paint. In addition to painting, he writes spy novels and nonfiction articles.