4 June – 6 July 2014
Inside the White Cube | North Gallery III, Bermondsey
Augustus Thompson’s recent paintings derive from Los Angeles industrial design and municipal signage. By creating an alphabet of forms and symbols from this everyday information, he explores ‘the limits of representational painting while celebrating the potential of a metaphysical practice’. In Honest (Black#3) (2014), a Koreatown bathroom door becomes an elemental signifier rendered in ink on canvas. Thompson’s paintings are often made in pairs so that their slight variations establish a pulse within seemingly austere conditions; profiles are painted, providing different perspectives throughout the exhibition space. A sound performance by Thompson, to coincide with the exhibition opening, took place at White Cube Bermondsey on 3 June 2014.