Who are we? What happens next? I’m sure we’ve all asked ourselves these questions at some point, and the answer…well, I can’t say I’ve figured that out yet. Artist Hollis Brown Thornton has taken these questions into serious consideration and uses his work as a way to explore life’s uncertainties. The main themes used include memory, reality and the unknown, almost every component of his work has a meaning attached to it. Thornton’s work ranges from acrylic paintings to marker drawings of wallpaper, VHS tapes, erased faces and outdated media, which all play a key role in ‘uniting the fleeting present to a lingering past’.
Check out his extended artist statement here to further decode his work and take a look through his extensive portfolio.