AUGUSTUS THOMPSON, Our Unity is a Business / Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles
AUGUSTUS THOMPSON, Our Unity is a Business
18 May – 6 July 2019
Praz-Delavallade announces Our Unity is a Business, Augustus Thompson’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. Thompson’s diverse practice includes sculpture, printmaking, photography, painting and sound. For this exhibition he returns to oil paintings and works on paper made over the course of the last three years, during which he travelled considerably, spending time in Budapest, Germany, Spain and Belgium.
Oscillating between representations of interior spaces and voyeuristic imagery, in Our Unity is a Business Thompson enters into ideas about death, cultural histories, commerce, language, matrimony, sleep, car rides and ultimately, time. Multiple points of view hover together in a single picture, while elements from one painting may appear in another. Seen together, with their reduced palette and depictions of visceral moments, his works appear cognizant of their temporal conditions.
Augustus Thompson (born 1985, Richlands, Virginia) lives and works in Los Angeles, California. His work has been exhibited internationally at the Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK and Fondazione Museo Pino Pascali, Polignano A Mare, IT. He has had solo exhibitions with Almine Rech, London UK; Night Gallery, Los Angeles, US; Lock Up International, Los Angeles, US; and White Cube, London, UK amongst others. In 2017 he was a resident at the House Van Wassenhove, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Sint-Martens-Latem, BE.
All images > Exhibition View @ Praz-Delavallade, LA / Documentation: Marten Elder