Discipline: Painting/Installation

Based In: NYC

Website: http://johnnythornton.com

My work explores the constructed “self” through the lens of corporeal degradation and contemporary constructions. I have always had an interest in different strategies of representation and my works are an amalgamation of both figurative and semi-abstract representations in ways that illustrate the contrasting elements of the physical and psychological identity. I am fascinated with narratives that recontextualize self-identity and allow identity to be seen within a deterministic construction; a small part of a larger system as opposed to completely autonomous.