Oil on canvas 30 x 30 cm
My work exploits the conventions of cinematography by using close-ups, heavy cropping and saturated colour or strong lighting to create atmosphere; added to this is a gestural paint technique giving movement and immediacy to the image.
I’m interested in developing ideas around fiction and reality and shifting contexts, how we interpret and relate to images as spectators and how they affect us.
Current work examines emotion and perception through fictitious characters and de-contextualised dialogue. I am interested in exploring what happens to the image through the process of applying the paint.
Although my image source is usually a photograph I am not trying to create a photo-realist work in any way but rather a re-interpretation of that photo as a painting.
This painting is shipped stretched and ready to hang with fixtures on the back of the stretcher. It is signed on the back of the canvas. Paintings are securely packaged and shipped with a tracking number.
(The artist has shipped work to collectors in the UK, Europe, USA and Australia)