Ro2 Art | Dallas, TX
About the Artist
Ro2 Art is proud to present Hard Work, No Play, a solo exhibition featuring new works by artist Brandon Thompson. The show will run from December 12, 2020 through January 30, 2021. The exhibition will close with an artist reception at Ro2 Art The Cedars located at 1501 S Ervay St Dallas, TX 75215 and will take place from 12-5 PM. Attendance to the reception will be limited to groups no larger than ten over 20 minute intervals - Reservations available via EventBrite
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Brandon Thompson's visual practice concentrates primarily on painting and sculptural forms, with Thompson acting as a cultural anthropologist. Through works that reflect his memories and community, the absurd, humorous, and emotive snapshots from everyday life are amplified in cartoonish pictorials.
Thompson now introduces a fox-like character, reminiscent of the African American folk trickster figures, Br'er Rabbit and Br'er Fox. In the folktales, Br'er Fox is always outwitted by Br'er Rabbit, no matter how smart and crafty he is. The fox character acts as a vehicle representing Thompson's inner thoughts and the truths about the so-called "bad guy", who might just be highly misunderstood.
In Hard Work, No Play see the trials and tribulations of just trying to complete the necessary task of maintaining the lawn and the failed attempts of just trying to have a little fun.
Brandon Thompson is a fine artist living and working in Cedar Hill, TX. He earned his Bachelor of Art in Graphic Design from the University of Texas in Arlington. He began painting in 2017 as a way to get away from his digital work from studying visual communication and found the medium the most effective. Thompson’s paintings showcase his experiences growing up in the suburb of Cedar Hill from a non-autobiographical point. He creates cartoonish imagery based on nostalgia, fashion, and culture, with some emphasis on internal struggles and social issues. Thompson primarily uses paint and sculptural mediums.