Another Star Ascends the Fall down the Stairs.
Continuing his 'Self Redemption' Series Thomas portrays a sarcastic commentary on the artists quest for fame and recognition. A dominant figure in the central, left plane steps from one table top to another. The figure looks back over his shoulder, arms bound, his face a surreal melange of a hood and screaming self-portrait photographs. Is he looking back at the past? And if so what holds the characters attention? To the right hand central plane and below are two abstract amalgamations; fleshy pulps of limbs and paint-the artists who have gone before and ended up vacant and dismembered by the side of the right. Underneath the right hand table several steps move into the bottom right hand foreground where pink and grey forms roll down the stairs. The painting has a cinematic, theatrical feel to it as if the characters are being presented to us as a play, albeit one with an open, uncertain outcome.
Another Star Ascends the Falls Down the Stairs. Oil on canvas in a white box woooden frame. 45'' x 70'' x 1.5. 2017. £2750.