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George Bolster

Galerie Barbara Thumm \ George Bolster: The Sublime on Kepler 16b (GBo/P 6) \ The Sublime on Kepler 16b (2024)

George Bolster

The Sublime on Kepler 16b (2024)
Acrylic on jacquard tapestry
200 x 149 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ George Bolster: On Planet Octavia Butler there are two Suns (GBo/P 5) \ On Planet Octavia Butler there are two Suns (2024)

George Bolster

On Planet Octavia Butler there are two Suns (2024)
Acrylic on jacquard tapestry
80 x 60 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ George Bolster – Proxima Centauri B, 280,000 AD (GBo/P 1) \ Proxima Centauri B, 280,000 AD (2023)

George Bolster

Proxima Centauri B, 280,000 AD (2023)
59 x 79 inches
149.86cm x 200.66cm

Proxima Centauri b is the closest exoplanet to Earth, and is four light years (38.9 trillion km) away from us. It is thought to have the right conditions to sustain life —not to hot and not to cold, referred to as being in the Goldilocks Zone— but the planet has massive exposure to ultraviolet radiation. The artist depicts it as speculative fiction, as it is impossible to see it, and all of the exoplanets in a detailed way with current technologies given the vast distances involved.
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ George Bolster – TRAPPIST 1: 300,897AD (GBo/P 2) \ TRAPPIST 1: 300,897AD (2023)

George Bolster

TRAPPIST 1: 300,897AD (2023)
149.86cm x 200.66cm
59 x 79 inches

The surface of exoplanets is a subject of intense speculation and debate among scientists. They are found through a process of monitoring the light changes in front of different suns. So far, over 5,000 planets have been found. TRAPPIST 1 is an earthlike planet, confirmed to be rocky, but little else is known about the surface. Bolster proposes a speculative version, which until disproved could prove to be the case. These fantastical representations attempt to increase peoples interest in astronomy and the future, as it could look to our descendants.
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ George Bolster – The Last Humanmade Artwork (GBo/P 3) \ The Last Humanmade Artwork (2023)

George Bolster

The Last Humanmade Artwork (2023)
149.86cm x 200.66cm
59 x 79 inches

We are living through two distinct revolutions in a very short time. First was the advent of the internet, and now we have Artificial Intelligence. The rapidity and lack of legislation regarding both has resulted in a series of unforeseen societal affects. The artist seeks to highlight the propensity for fraud in ideas and thinking, and the dangerous laziness the latter technology could inspire. Bolster laments the struggle implicit in a vocation like art, and wonders where this will end considering how short this species technological history actually is.
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ George Bolster – Mars 300,000 AD (GBo/P 4) \ Mars 300,000 AD (2023)

George Bolster

Mars 300,000 AD (2023)
149.86cm x 200.66cm
59 x 79 inches

In this tapestry work, Bolster combines painting and textile. The image is a composite fantasy derived from images recorded in the region presently known as American South-West. Its epic, astonishing, and unearthly landscapes have been the inspiration for countless science fiction films, and the artist’s research trip there resulted in a series of related works and film pieces, post his (The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute) SETI residency.
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