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Will Thorburn is a London-based contemporary artist producing vibrant, colourful paintings based on organic, anatomical shapes.

Will Thorburn is a London-based contemporary artist making vibrant, colourful paintings and drawings.

Will Thorburn contemporary London artist abstract human forms

Will Thorburn is a London-based contemporary artist making vibrant, colourful paintings and drawings. The oils on canvas are saturated with a bright, vibrant palette. Thorburn’s portfolio of work has in recent years moved from his earlier intricate pieces, inspired by Persian rugs and Renaissance engravings and executed in acrylic and ink, to the current, increasingly dynamic and gestural style of his latest practice. Drawing influence from Modernist artist Henri Matisse, German Expressionist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, and American pop artist Tom Wesselmann, Thorburn fuses his various source material taken from scientific textbooks, photography of Mediterranean and Moroccan locations, and first-hand study of flora and fauna, to create intense and vivid paintings spanning both the figurative and the abstract.