Gilly Thomas · Artist Statement

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Statement

These works are allusive, driven by obsession, dilemma and irony, exploring personal and archetypal narratives and situations.

The strangely significant and the mundane mingle here to bemuse, amuse and disturb in a rich lexicon of intriguing imagery.

There are strange and intense connections between a subject and a painter, which exist also between the disparate imaginings that form the content of the work.

Visual hints and verbal clues through oblique, cryptic, or poetic titles suggest associative interpretations.

There is an engagingly odd perspective here that is absurd, angst-ridden, gleeful and possibly uncanny.