Procrastinator was conceived during my residency at The Muse Gallery and played a leading role in my first solo show in London. The painting was also exhibited at a number of different galleries and events such as Debut Contemporary in west London, Flux and also Art Meets Music at the Arch Gallery, east London.
This portrait came about after creating a few portraits based around the theme of the screen and our addiction to it. Over the past decade we have become more and more obsessed and dependent on our smart phones and hand held gadgets, they allow us to do anything from anywhere and as they become more versatile they integrate themselves deeper into our everyday lives.
My portrait wanted to look at how our bodies change when using these devices, in particular our faces which become expressionless and empty. With bold brush marks and vibrant colours I wanted to reflect the vibrancy of what we now can view on our screens but contrast it with some bland tones which capture the lighting of the device we stare at.
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