Torey Thornton

  • , What Is Sexuality, Is The Scale Infinite Similar To A line (A-Z Gone), 2016
    Metallic paint, acrylic paint on cotton and foam with wood frame
    274,3 x 238,8 x 26 cm
    108 x 94 x 10 1/4 inches
  • , What Is Sexuality, Is The Scale Infinite Similar To A line (A-Z Gone), 2016
    Metallic paint, acrylic paint on cotton and foam with wood frame
    274,3 x 238,8 x 26 cm
    108 x 94 x 10 1/4 inches
  • , D-Flower(S), 2016
    Acrylic paint on wood panel
    284,5 x 426,7 cm
    112 x 168 inches
  • , Industrialized Gumbo, Deflate My Float, 2016
    Domestic and Industrial Aluminum foil, duct tape, gaffers tape, nylon strapping tape, aluminum tape, aluminum, stainless steel and galvanized steel wire
    75,6 x 447 x 378,5 cm
    29 3/4 x 176 x 149 inches
  • , Industrialized Gumbo, Deflate My Float, 2016
    Domestic and Industrial Aluminum foil, duct tape, gaffers tape, nylon strapping tape, aluminum tape, aluminum, stainless steel and galvanized steel wire
    75,6 x 447 x 378,5 cm
    29 3/4 x 176 x 149 inches
  • , Industrialized Gumbo, Deflate My Float, 2016
    Domestic and Industrial Aluminum foil, duct tape, gaffers tape, nylon strapping tape, aluminum tape, aluminum, stainless steel and galvanized steel wire
    75,6 x 447 x 378,5 cm
    29 3/4 x 176 x 149 inches
  • , Bound Back Be Bludgeon (Thanks Oscar), 2013-2016
    Wood, steel, foam, cotton, nylon, galvanized steel ties, galvanized steel minding plates, masonry screws, cycling rack, found pre-painted rock
    303,5 x 72,4 x 86,4 cm
    119 1/2 x 28 1/2 x 34 inches
  • , Bound Back Be Bludgeon (Thanks Oscar), 2013-2016
    Wood, steel, foam, cotton, nylon, galvanized steel ties, galvanized steel minding plates, masonry screws, cycling rack, found pre-painted rock
    303,5 x 72,4 x 86,4 cm
    119 1/2 x 28 1/2 x 34 inches
  • , The Rest (Cabbie), 2016
    Wood, plexi glass, aluminum, wire basket, galvanized steel mending plates, ceramic wooden and metal mugs and vessels
    255,9 x 85,9 x 48,9 cm
    100 3/4 x 33 7/8 x 19 1/4 inches
  • , The Rest (Cabbie), 2016
    Wood, plexi glass, aluminum, wire basket, galvanized steel mending plates, ceramic wooden and metal mugs and vessels
    255,9 x 85,9 x 48,9 cm
    100 3/4 x 33 7/8 x 19 1/4 inches
  • , The Rest (Cabbie), 2016
    Wood, plexi glass, aluminum, wire basket, galvanized steel mending plates, ceramic wooden and metal mugs and vessels
    255,9 x 85,9 x 48,9 cm
    100 3/4 x 33 7/8 x 19 1/4 inches
  • , The Rest (Cabbie), 2016
    Wood, plexi glass, aluminum, wire basket, galvanized steel mending plates, ceramic wooden and metal mugs and vessels
    255,9 x 85,9 x 48,9 cm
    100 3/4 x 33 7/8 x 19 1/4 inches

Brooklyn-based artist Torey Thornton creates mixed-media paintings, exploring the textural possibilities of spray and acrylic paint, as well as collaged found objects, on surfaces such as paper, wood panels, and other substrates. While his paintings frequently contain figurative elements, the  abstract motifs of his compositions simultaneously retain the suggestion of recognizable forms. His work thus oscillates between legibility and abstraction, resulting in a tension that confuses our interpretation of the picture plane and the arrangement of forms.


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