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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 and Folkestone-based contemporary artist making vibrant, colourful paintings and drawings. His portfolio of work has in recent years moved from his earlier intricate pieces, inspired by Persian rugs and Renaissance engravings, to the current, increasingly dynamic and gestural style of his latest practice. Drawing influence from artists such as Matisse, Kirchner, and American pop artist Tom Wesselmann as well as contemporary painters like Albert Oehlen and Peter Saul, Thorburn fuses his various source material taken from scientific textbooks, photography of Mediterranean and Moroccan locations, and first-hand observation to create intense and vivid paintings spanning the figurative and the abstract.