Jason Thompson (Born 1970)Wilson Stephens & Jones are delighted to announce representation of Jason Thompson in the UK. Liverpool born and bred, he
completed both his BA & MA at Chelsea College of Art where the late Roger Ackling was a particularly supportive tutor and mentor. Jason lives in Liverpool and works just outside town in his railway-side studio. He has shown locally, including at the Cornerstone Gallery and with Castlefield Gallery in Manchester.
Jason's work was selected for the exhibition for the John Moores painting prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 2010 and was one of three finalists in the Liverpool art prize in 2014. A permanent exhibition at the Walker celebrating highlights of the John Moores painting prize over the past 60 years shows Jason's work "Below Risen Above Falling" holding its own beside a Sean Scully painting. Jason uses enamel paints and layers of varnish on wooden panels which are usually found. He describes his paintings as having "a quality that is somewhere between a sacred icon and an old shed door".
The British Arts Council selected three of Jason`s paintings for their collection in 2015. Wilson Stephens & Jones held his first one person show in 2019 and will be having another, "Jason Thompson & Penny Davenport" in June 2020.