The surreal sculptures of Jesse Thompson pair youthful figures with massive, weathered “lifecasts”, revealing deeper themes within each scene. The artist says these narrative three-dimensional scenes are inspired by comics and other forms of sequential art.
Thompson paints, illustrates, and animates, as well. He describes his sculpting practice: “In my sculptures, I use a combination of modeling, life casting and found object,” the artist says. “Comparing the found and the indexical (life-cast) with the modeled within the same sculpture provides more than just textural interest. The indexed, or life-cast, objects seem to allude to absence, death or hollowness, that by comparison makes the modeled form seem more truly alive.”
See more of his work below.