5-19-17 Ritual (sold)
- Oil painting on canvas
- Artwork sold unframed
- Dimensions: 180x150x4cm
- One of a kind original artwork
- Signed on the back and also comes with a certificate of Authenticity
5-19-17 Ritual is a large scale multiple figure study on canvas in oils using a muted palette contrasting with areas of vibrant colour. Painted with a loose application of paint, ranging from thin glazes to thicker impasto. It depicts three figures wearing kimonos and taking part in a ceremony or ritual. It continues my interest in the presentation and concepts of beauty. We are exposed to countless images of manipulated perfection of the human form. This work is a counter balance to this through the use of uneven surface textures and blotches of paint. Creating an awkward imperfect or flawed beauty.
The works address the representation of traditional painting motifs. Such as the portrait and nude. Informed by popular cultural references from fashion, advertising media and television, and influenced by the work of Francis Bacon, Egon Schiele, Francisco Goya and the illustrator Ralph Steadman.
The visceral works utilize the human figure/head juxtaposed with abstract mark making. Achieved through the application of thick impasto paint, glazing, dragging and smudging the painting surface. Plus the occasional ‘happy accident’. All these elements contribute in the process of making or constructing a painting, or ‘how to paint’.
The paintings are representational, but intend to suggest rather than depict an accurate observation. This is more apparent as the viewer approaches the work. The painted surface dissolves into a seemingly unorganized arrangement of blotches and irregular textures.
Artwork signed on the back and includes a certificate of authenticity.
5-19-17 Ritual shipped using DHL including a tracking number. Rolled in a tube. The customer will receive the work within 2-3 days after dispatch.
Oils, Oil Pastels