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Terry Thompson

 (20/21st century)
Terry Thompson is active/lives in California.  Terry Thompson is known for neon sign image painting.

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Artist Statement

In Thompson's oil paintings of neon signage, he renders wires, rivets and other minutia because of his appreciation for how these hand-made signs are built.  This may be a result of the many years he spent as an equipment engineer in Silicon Valley prior to earning his MFA at San Jose State University.

Terry is primarily drawn to older, unique signs that have somehow avoided the wrecking ball. Thompson says, I see these signs as historically and emotionally charged metaphors for beating the odds.  When I render rust, faded paint or broken neon, I'm imbuing my paintings with a sense of humanity and history.   Text is prominent in most of Thompson's paintings and he often amplifies its ambiguity   ...  Displaying 750 of 2801 characters.

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