b. 1972, Brussels, Belgium
Thuring's paintings are deconstructive; they take spaces apart. The factory, the manufacturing plant and the warehouse yard are rendered as the sum of their component parts. Thuring paints steel beams, shipping and construction cranes, pulleys and the architecture of industrial infrastructure in meticulous detail onto raw linen canvases. The raw space between figural elements makes each painting appear as a sum of its parts instead of a unified surface. Thus Thuring breaks down the elements of industrial and domestic space while formally breaking down the coherent surface of a painting.