Giles Thompson

Lysol by Giles Thompson

Next time you're on Broadway in Saratoga, you might want to stop into Saratoga Coffee Traders to check out the art on display by Giles Thompson. We like these sort of pop-art-meets-Pollack pieces. Here's Thompson in his own words:

With a daily bombardment of banal images, people get used to seeing things one way- I try to produce the opposite. I create a new language by altering the banal in a raw, spontaneous manner. These paintings are all part of a group of work completed in 2003- 2004. They depict a variety of themes inspired by our normal everyday exposure to all forms of media.

Pics of a few more pieces are posted after the jump. (Saratoga Coffee Traders has a listing of the Thompson pieces on display.) If you do stop by, make sure to swing through old-school candy section in the back of the store!

Ballantine by Giles Thompson

Old Master Denture White by Giles Thompson

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Giles! How do I come accross you here, fine gentleman. Make your way back west sometime. We are much better behaved these days.

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