Oil on linen
183 x 244 cm
Thuring is interested in heavy industry’s ratios of man to landscape and construction effort to function: the enormous amount of engineering that goes into industrial structures that perform relatively simple tasks. Thuring sees this cumbersome relationship and potential futility as inherent to the act of painting. The Industrialist was developed from an image of an unfinished girdered building. The hard geometry of the architecture becomes dissembled through Thuring’s loose brush strokes, creating a space that’s both technological and human.