Exhibitions | 31-10-2023

Vessel Gallery presents new work by Louis Thompson

A new collection of glass work by Louis Thompson is on display at Vessel Gallery in London. Inspired by bonsai, ‘Enchanted Mori’ echoes this ancient horticultural practice and its artistic intention to create a higher level of aesthetic refinement.

With each posing the question ‘what is your preferred time of day?’, the works symbolise the transient periods that make up each 24-hour time frame. Inviting the viewer to contemplate and reflect, Thompson’s ambition is that, alongside the visual, an emotive response is experienced.

He states, “With the transition of light, day falls into night and we pass into the abyss of a new dawn. The sun, moon and stars form shadows, colouring our perception and creating an interplay between the negative and positive forms of nature, where harmony and balance coexist. This new body of work, Enchanted Mori, is for moments of contemplation, reflection and contentment.”

Louis Thompson has exhibited extensively in the UK, Europe, US and Japan. In 2012 he received two prestigious awards in the UK: British Glass Biennale Winner and the Jerwood Foundation Makers Commission.

He has created installations for museums and international exhibitions and his work is held in permanent museum collections in Belgium, Germany, Japan, Czech Republic, the US and the V&A in London.

He has completed international residencies at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, US, The Glazenhuis Museum in Belgium and most recently at Soneva Art Glass in the Maldives.

The ‘Enchanted Mori’ collection is on display until 17 November 2023

Find out more here.

Vessel Gallery is at 114 Kensington Park Road, London W11 2PW.

Image: A selection of pieces from the Enchanted Mori collection.

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