Holly Thoburn draws inspiration from inner city life. These influences are evident in her abstracted paintings, and reflected in her edgy style and effusive use of texture and color. Her work references an eclectic mix of street art, graffiti, and the natural decay of urban spaces.
Her recent years have been spent traveling the world, sourcing and photographing inspiring scenes and developing her own way of recording the places she visits, from New York and Berlin, to India and Australia. Returning to London, she sets about, in her own unique way, recreating these surroundings — by summoning the cities’ walls and spaces to the canvas.
Featured image: Holly Thoburn – Iridescent Edge, 2017. 100 x 70 cm. Acrylic and mixed media on canvas. Photo courtesy of the artist and 5 Pieces Gallery