Blair Thurman

Mature Blonde


London, Savile Row

  • , Zardoz , 2016
    Acrylic and canvas on wood
    121,9 x 140,9 x 6,3 cm
    48 x 55 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches
  • , Surface Support, 2016
    Acrylic and canvas on wood
    92,08 x 104,78 x 4,13 cm
    36 1/4 x 41 1/4 x 1 5/8 inches
  • , Everyone Gets the Boot...Eventually, 2016
    Acrylic and canvas on wood
    183,83 x 72,71 x 9,53 cm
    72 3/8 x 28 5/8 x 3 3/4 inches
  • , Empirical Form III (Jedi Rhino), 2016
    Acrylic and canvas on wood
    147,3 x 129,5 x 7,6 cm
    58 x 51 x 3 inches
  • , Empirical Form I (Death Star), 2016
    Acrylic and canvas on wood
    147,3 x 129,5 x 7,6 cm
    58 x 51 x 3 inches
  • , Empirical Form II (Red Leader), 2016
    Acrylic and canvas on wood
    147,32 x 129,54 x 7,62 cm
    58 x 51 x 3 inches
  • , DAY-GLO TRIPPER, 2016
    Acrylic and canvas on wood
    216,9 x 117,8 x 6,4 cm
    85 3/8 x 46 3/8 x 2 1/2 inches
  • , Grease Monkey, 2016
    Acrylic and canvas on wood
    132,1 x 64,1 x 5,7 cm
    52 x 25 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches
  • , Silver Slipper, 2016
    Acrylic and canvas on wood
    237,5 x 51,4 x 15,9 cm
    93 1/2 x 20 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches
  • , Avengers, 2016
    Acrylic and canvas on wood
    237,5 x 51,4 x 15,9 cm
    93 1/2 x 20 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches
  • , Turf Bilder, 2016
    Acrylic and canvas on wood
    237,5 x 51 x 16,5 cm
    93 1/2 x 20 1/8 x 6 1/2 inches
  • , Dynamic Friend (Night Owl), 2016
    Acrylic and canvas on wood
    243,84 x 114,3 x 16,51 cm
    96 x 45 x 6 1/2 inches
  • , CCKSCKR (Safe Kracker), 2016
    Acrylic and canvas on wood
    188 x 121,9 x 10,2 cm
    74 x 48 x 4 inches
  • , Noxon Wood, 2016
    Acrylic and canvas on wood
    121,9 x 69,2 x 5,1 cm
    48 x 27 1/4 x 2 inches
  • , Ten Fucking Years (Chrome-Arty), 2016
    Acrylic and canvas on wood
    152,4 x 183 x 20,8 cm
    60 x 72 x 8 1/4 inches
  • , Ten Fucking Years (Ticket to Ride), 2016
    Acrylic and canvas on wood
    152,4 x 184,2 x 20,8 cm
    60 x 72 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches
  • , Prime Number, 2016
    Acrylic and canvas on wood
    121,3 x 139,9 x 17,8 cm
    47 3/4 x 55 1/8 x 7 inches

Press release

Almine Rech Gallery is pleased to present American artist Blair Thurman’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. Entitled Mature Blonde, the exhibition comprises entirely new paintings. Nicolas Trembley, art critic and curator, took this opportunity to interview Blair Thurman about his inspirations and practice.

Nicolas Trembley: What’s your background? Where did you study and what did you study?

Blair Thurman: As I’ve said, I had a very fortunate childhood in regards to art. In my teenage years, I drifted away from it — typical ‘70s high school — sex, drugs, a lot of road trips to the beach. When the time came for me to find a profession, the only thing that I was cut out to do really was to be an artist. Perhaps we had always assumed that’s what I would do. In Nova Scotia where I went to school, there was a very strong art history and conceptual program, but I felt I needed some kind of discipline, which I found in printmaking. I guess I was trying to pick up some kind of work ethic. It was labor intensive but I discovered a lot of interesting things about seriality, modification, and things like image reversal — I always wound up liking the backwards plate more than the finished print no matter which one I started with, it was always the other one that was better. And I thought about this when I read…


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