Jesse Thomas

Gallery Affiliations: Robert Bills Contemporary

Region: Midwest

These domestic interiors, populated by small groups of uniformed conspirators, provide an arena in which I explore the arc of western pictorial form and thought. Their narrative is both literary and technical as the human activity depicted interacts with formal and material considerations. In addition to creating light and space, color provides an essential counterpoint to drawing as I balance carefully rendered passages with a direct application of paint in order to create tension between surface quality and illusionistic depth.