Text by Vincent Pécoil
Karma, New York, 2015
11 3/4 × 8 1/2 inches
Out of Print
“What is truly new usually goes unnoticed for a long time.”
Blair Thurman creates work at the intersection of Pop Art, abstract geometric art of the 50s and 60s and Americana. The cars, racetracks, tunnels and a predilection for anecdotal, portmonteau titles that influence the large, shaped canvases have always been elements in Thurman’s oeuvre, but the motifs are particularly strong in the work collected here. Vibrant, predominantly monochrome paintings fill the pages and are as much a builder’s idea of abstraction as that of a painter.