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Blair Thurman: Supermodels

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Loving these big neon outlines of super car go-faster graphics by Blair Thurman

Most model car kits come with a sheet of stickers that can be applied to the side of a shabbily-glued “super” car. Their space-saving arrangement is incidentally aesthetic, even more so when it’s just the sticky net that always ends up on the back of your jumper. Channelling this abstract recall of childhood imagery is Blair Thurman who has created, from neon, the outlines of these random compositions at their most simple. Strange, still, that they look “go-faster” even when hung on the gallery wall. The almost tribalistic quality of it has all sorts of allusions to underground and popular American culture and Thurman’s re-appropriation of a graphic vernacular hardly seen in a gallery space and craft is undeniable.

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Blair Thurman: Supermodels

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