Blair Thurman at work

Blair Thurman

August 26, 2013

Blair Thurman is an American artist who was born in 1961 in New Orleans. He lives and works in New York.

In his sculptures and installations, Blair Thurman, a painter at heart, explores the history of painting and its place in our media-saturated contemporary culture. Using the traditional materials of painting, wooden stretchers, canvas, and paint, often in combination with neon tubing (so closely associated with advertising signage), he crafts representational and abstract forms that reference the histories of abstraction, Minimalism, and Pop Art, and the excesses of commercial consumer culture.