portrait by Marcus Iglauer
Thurman is a visual artist working on paper from a studio in Shropshire.
She trained in Textile/Print at CSM and has been exhibiting regularly since 2008.
Recent investigations explore the life experiences that we carry within us, naturally informing who we are.
She touches on the complexities of human nature: our strengths and underlying vulnerabilities designed by circumstance.
Starting from a common form, recent works are continually evolving. Configurations expand and contract intuitively. Her work is playful and curious - morphing with descriptive marks and a confident use of colour until personalities are revealed.
Tensions within her compositions are key elements of her vocabulary - she flaunts crude technique combined with precision detailing as a distinctly visual language, testing balance with the complementary sanctuary of irregularity.
She freely admits that her focus is in the pursuit to communicate an understanding - hers is the challenge of articulation, as she strives to interpret universal experiences that make connections with the viewer.
September '22 - Vikki Nelson