Stig Rex Thomsen

Within Reach


Stig Rex’s starting point for all his paintings is the ability to grasp his surroundings and translate them into abstracted images.
The materials used have a somewhat dialectic function in that they appear both tactile and constructed. At the same time they are embedded with a coolness as seen early in in the spring or with a more sensual nuance as seen in the later palette of the autumnal color range. In either case, personal feelings and impressions are filtered through his particular use of materials.
By placing certain forms in relation to each other, using a variety of materials and techniques, each painting becomes a personal story with a unique history on top of which he builds and recreates new stories appearing almost like small constructions of futuristic architecture.
In this exhibition, we get an insight into a mind that attempts to construct a balance from both the linear and the curved, the colorful and the more subdued, which holds its ground strongly in a country with a longstanding history of abstract art.