THOTSIN COLOUPainting by Neil Ferguson.

7th – 12th November 2013 at Cre 8 Gallery The Old Baths, 80 Eastway, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5JH

THOTS:IN COLOUSets and series of abstract paintings demonstrating various approaches to linking colours with forms.


-considers the thoughts required in every act and mark in the production of a painting.

The paintings investigate manner, style and taste to promote pleasure in engaging with serialised processes of working. This exhibition forms a sequel to 1234 THOTS…One Year of Drawing held earlier in 2013 at the Mile End Pavilion, London.


– introduces the initial 2000 watercolour works of the unfinished series,” Colour THOTS” started in May 2013. These watercolours are displayed  alongside other recent paintings on paper and canvasses produced over the last 5 years.

“Colour is uncontainable. It effortlessly reveals the limits of language and evades our best attempts to impose a rational order on it… To work with colour is to become acutely aware of the insufficiency of language and theory – which is both disturbing and pleasurable.”David Batchelor


-aims to provide visual pleasures through use of bright colours with visual challenges that aim to compromise the viewer’s likes and dislikes.

The paintings follow repeated processes of production but are all different.

THOTS:IN COLOUR is Neil Ferguson’s first exhibition dedicated exclusively to painting since 1997.

A selection of images from the unfinished watercolour series, THOTS: IN COLOURImage



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