Upper UptownKeith Thomson
Oil paint and ink on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front
24 " h x 36 " w x 1.5 " d |5 lbs. 0 oz.
"An impressionistic view of Manhattan painted to settle a bet over whether it's possible for anyone to get downtown in less than twenty minutes," jokes Keith of this contemporary impressionist cityscape. Architectural details rendered in a complex pattern of brushstrokes, alternating between many shades of blues, browns and greens. The result is a scene that is both highly abstract and detailed at the same time.
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.