Blair Thurman

14 Nov 2015 – 19 Dec 2015

Peres Projects

Berlin, Germany


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Peres Projects is pleased to announce its first solo exhibition with American artist Blair Thurman whose paintings and neon works engage with diverse facets of personal narrative, tribal motifs, and American automobile culture.


In his paintings, Thurman employs bold hues on canvas, which reference the stickers used on Hot Wheels and slot cars, stretched over cutout and shaped wooden forms. These large-scale works negotiate intimately autobiographical traits with formality, as they recall the artist’s childhood fascinations with these toys, while confronting and pushing forward the boundaries and possibilities of formal painting. The neon works reference the sticker decals of model toy cars, radiating with an imaginative spirit and lust for speed and midnight drag racing. These glowing reliefs behave like electrified negatives of his paintings, both highlighting and conceal elements of Thurman’s works on canvas to create new outlines and forms.

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