Mark Thompson: The World Distilled

18 Jan 2019 – 3 Feb 2019

Event times

Monday to Saturday 10am-7pm
Sunday 10am-6pm

Cost of entry

Free Entrance

Proud Central

England, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Proud Central is accessible by both Charing Cross and Embankment tube stations.

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Proud Galleries is pleased to present Mark Thompson: The World Distilled, an exhibition of contemporary fine art paintings by British artist Mark Thompson.


Since his first solo exhibition at Proud Galleries twenty years ago, Mark Thompson has become an established and internationally renowned artist in his field.  In January 2019, he will return to Proud once again to exhibit his most recent collection of formidable landscape paintings.

Based in Sweden,  Mark Thompson’s eerie and dramatic works are reminiscent of the barren landscapes and Nordic Noir aesthetic that surround him. Whether he is depicting an empty building with closed doors and cavernous hallways or a panoramic snowscape of never-ending streets, Thompson’s work is unified by an intense aura of nostalgia, mystery and the uncanny. His fascination with painting as a medium has never wavered throughout his career; in his words, “there is something about the slowing down of time that painting requires - the fixing of an image over time - that held my attention and still does.”

'Mark Thompson: The World Distilled' is an exhibition exploring place and memory, and its emotive, quiet landscapes add a dream-like quality to empty and abandoned scenes. The artworks are large and atmospheric and when viewed as a collection, have a remarkable capacity to invoke feelings of nostalgia for strange, unfamiliar spaces. Thompson’s art questions whether it is possible to bring a fading memory to life by recalling a distant place and reflecting on these fragmented moments.

For more information visit: https://www.proudonline.co.uk/exhibitions

Proud Central
32 John Adam Street

Images courtesy of Proud Galleries © Mark Thompson

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Mark Thompson


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