The Egg Shop painting is an homage to an unusual but striking shop front in an area of London that is fast becoming gentrified.
In 2016 I had a solo exhibition in a pub in Deptford, South London, called The Job Centre. (Yes, it is a converted job centre!) I was asked if I could create some new art that represented Deptford, an area I lived in for a few years when I first moved to London. As eggs have always featured heavily in my work, I remembered that there was an odd shop on Deptford High Street that used to operate from number 49 and just sell eggs. The shop has since closed but you can just about see the unusual sign peeping out from underneath the replacement one.
So the top of the painting is a recreation of the sign's exact font, painted by hand. The bottom part is made up of my usual pop art style egg paintings against a blue background. The second image shows the actual shop front contrasted with my painting. Note that the typography sign part of the painting is meant to look a bit worn and degraded.
It is painted in acrylics and Posca paint pens on a stretched cotton canvas. The design, including some of the eggs, goes around the edge so the painting is ready to hang.
11.8 inches x 15.7 inches
30 cm x 40 cm
I've been inspired to create work like this by classic pop artists like Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Patrick Caulfield.
Postage will be first class in a cardboard envelope.
I can also do paintings to order.
Acrylic Paint, Paintbrush, Posca Pen