The following article was published in N-SPHERE July 2011 issue.


Name: Hollis Brown Thornton

Location: Aiken, SC

Occupation: Artist

Definition of personal sphere: I try to take things from either my personal history (like family photographs) or popular culture and work those images into a broader analysis of how past ideas merge with modern sensibilities.

Artwork in 4 words: Pixels Memory Erosion Turtles

What is inspirational for you: On an artistic level, young artists that don’t have a lot of resources working away with absolutely no one knowing what they are up to, purely of desire. There is nothing like that dedication and perseverance.

Currently favourite artists: Famous – Cy Twombly, Peter Doig, and Matthew Barney; Not Famous (yet) – Vrno, Roberto Calbucci, and Clare Grille

Tools of trade: Acrylic paint, permanent markers, masking tape, xacto knives, photocopies, and Photoshop

Current obsessions: Behind my studio is a rather large garden. 100+ tomato plants, squash, sweet potatoes, okra, asparagus, black berries, etc. Every summer, like it or not, that is my obsession, keeping plants alive and weeds dead.

Personal temptation: Playing video games. I had an Atari when I was 5. The way games have evolved, being able to experience that, it is a very impressive history.

Artwork: Howl


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