Thierry's paintings are instinctive with paint colour dictated by emotion. There is very little use of a sketch book, instead he prefers to work directly onto board with layer upon layer of paint to build up textures. The process of constructing and deconstructing the painted surface allows the finished painting to emerge. Through exploring perspectives to reveal the hidden, Thierry might use fine abrasives or use a jigsaw to rip paintings apart to make things happen. Through successive cycles of control and freedom every possibility is permissible. Rather than using text to convey meaning Thierry explores the text itself: A word in isolation being given the space to assert itself, free of the constraints of context. Thierry Miquel studied furniture design at Loughborough College of Art and Design and has worked on many private commissions.
Thierry’s work has featured in The Sunday Telegraph for his figurative furniture designs. Thierry is based in Loughborough and works from his attic studio.