Jo Thomson’s fine art practice focuses on her personal conflict with anxiety, specifically looking at some of the body language often associated with it (lip/nail biting, clenched hands, etc.). There is a certain obsession with particular gestures repeated in her work that are linked to anxiety.
She is particularly interested in Freud’s theory of psychoanalysis but the uncanny is also something in which influences her practice. Thomson demonstrates her themes and concepts through the use of digital photomontage, combining several images of herself to portray her personal experience of what anxiety is. These are then translated into large screen prints using high contrast colours such as grey, black and white.