Urban CamouflageKeith Thomson
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front
24 " h x 20 " w x 1.5 " d |3 lbs. 0 oz.
With an amalgam of realism and impressionism, rendered in a mix of oil paint and ink, artist Keith Thomson jokes that this painting "sheds light on the practice of Hensojutsu, the ninja martial art skill involving disguise, concealment and infiltration for the purposes of espionage and assassination."
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.