portrait study 11-3-20 (sold)
- Mixed media drawing on paper
- Artwork sold unframed
- Dimensions: 56x38cm
- One of a kind original artwork
- Signed on the back and also comes with a certificate of Authenticity
- Free shipping
portrait study 11-3-20 is a medium scale portrait study on 200gms paper using mixed media. Painted with a muted neutral palette contrasting with areas of vibrant colour. The use of fluid mediums such as inks, watercolours and acrylics allows for a certain element of chance during the process. Produced quickly using expressive marks and stains. Giving them an ‘imperfect’ or vulnerable feel, which in turn gives the work an exciting vitality and energy. It continues my interest in the presentation and concepts of beauty. We are increasingly exposed to countless images of the manipulated perfection of the human form. This work is a counterbalance to this through the use of uneven surface textures, stains and blotches of paint. Creating an awkward imperfection or flawed beauty.
The work addresses the representation of traditional painting motifs such as the portrait and nude. Informed by popular cultural references from fashion, advertising media and television and further 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, dragging and smudging the surface plus the occasional ‘happy accident’. All these elements contribute to the process of making or constructing a painting, or ‘how to paint’.
The work is representational but intends 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 unorganised arrangement of blotches and irregular textures.
Artwork signed and titled on the front and includes a certificate of authenticity.
portrait study 11-3-20 is shipped using DHL including a tracking number. Rolled in a sturdy tube. The customer will receive the work within 3-4 days after dispatch.
Watercolour, Acrylics, Inks and soft pastels