Marcia Thompson

(this page was last updated in December 2021)

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1968.
Lives and works in London, UK.

Represented by Galeria Mercedes Viegas Arte Contemporânea.

PIPA Prize 2018 nominee.

Marcia Thompson’s paintings are predicated on expansion. The color itself is staged as an event. We are confronted with bodies of color with a canvas core. The paint turns into skin, becomes flesh. One of the central points of Marcia Thompson’s poetic is to establish a zero-degree of a painting, where we come upon the total lack of narrative and what remains is nothing more than a DNA of the painting.


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