This painting is again taken from a piece of sculpture I came across in a museum in Milan, I think it was. The sculpture was white, but I decided to paint it in the shades you can see, to hopefully give it a little life. It was painted in water soluble oils, which I have recently ventured into.
I came across this sculpture outside Saatchi’s gallery in London and was amazed by the strength of it. I thought for a long time on how to paint it and eventually ended up with this composition. The Tin God holding the world in it’s hand.
This is an original acrylic painting. It is based partly on a piece of modern sculpture I saw in a gallery in Berlin and partly on a ‘hoodie’ I encountered out walking one night. The hoodie seemed almost sub-human, unseen face, long gangly arms, which seemed almost deformed and the flesh, grey and lifeless. I remember thinking, all those thousands of years of evolution have brought us to this? Then when I saw the sculpture I was instantly reminded of the hoodie and hence this painting.
This is an original acrylic painting of an Art Deco Bust I bought at an antique fair recently. The bust is attributed to the Glasgow School of Art from around 1930. It sits in my kitchen and makes me smile every time I set eyes on it, such a simple enigmatic beauty. I almost painted it with a tear falling from it’s eye but in the end decided against it.
This is another original acrylic painting from a bust of a Roman figure I came across in the V&A (Yet again.) I was taken by the colours that lay beneath the white skim that had originally been applied to cover the sculpture, but which had long since began to be weathered off leaving the blues and purples of the base material.
This is an original painting of a sculpture in the National Gallery in London. I call it Lawrence of Arabia, but if I am incorrect which I usually am, then perhaps someone would be kind enough to tell me who it is a sculpture of.