10th Jul, 2022 12:00

The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction

  Lot 39


oil on canvas, signed, titled verso
overall size 90cm x 90cm
Unframed, as intended.
Note: Blair Thomson is a full-time artist inspired by Scotland and Japan. Exhibiting since age 18 and graduating from GSA in 2002, his practice has widened from landscape/figurative to abstraction, photography and installation encompassing a poetic approach and interests from Scotland beyond. Regular visits to Japan began in 2002, when he began studying Sho with calligrapher Shujo Wakabayashi, then in his eighties. Thomson exhibited with him and other Asian artists in 09 and the next year represented the UK at the ART/X/TOYAMA International Exhibition. He had been on the committee of the Royal Glasgow Institute arts organisation and is a meditator, trustee and sometimes Tenzo at Glasgow Zen Group. Thomson is a multiple award winner and his work has been widely exhibited in London, Japan and Scotland. He has consistently attracted critical praise resulting in extensive media coverage, especially in Scotland. His paintings are in prestigious collections in the UK, Japan, USA, France and Holland. Known corporate collectors include McKinsey & Co. and Scottish Widows.


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