Khalif Tahir Thompson (Hardcover)

Khalif Tahir Thompson By Khalif Tahir Thompson (Artist), Denise Wendel-Poray (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Cover Image
By Khalif Tahir Thompson (Artist), Denise Wendel-Poray (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
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A comprehensive look at the early career of a rising star in contemporary Black portraiture

This is the first monograph on the practice of young American painter Khalif Tahir Thompson (born 1995), who will receive an MFA from the Yale School of Art in the spring of 2024. With several solo exhibitions and artwork in museum permanent collections, Thompson is already prolific. His paintings are populated by Black figures set in colorful, shimmering environments that sometimes resemble patchworks verging on abstraction. They incorporate multiple materials apart from oil and acrylic, including handmade paper, pearls, fabric, velvet, newspaper and leather. Whether isolated or in a group, candid or posed, each figure is imbued with an innate identity. Says Thompson of his work: "I believe painting can be a tool in considering the emotional, psychological complexity of an individual's story and identity ... I alter perception and invoke empathy towards my subjects, depicting their reality across a visceral lens."



Product Details
ISBN: 9782370742308
ISBN-10: 2370742305
Publisher: Skira
Publication Date: April 23rd, 2024
Pages: 160
Language: English