About the work
The painting is titled “Women in Love”, which is a modern interpretation of the characters from DH Lawerence book with the same title. 'Women in Love' is produced onto book pages from 1920s, and reflects one of the books themes about questioning modernisation and social norms.
About Cain’s Work
Cain creates beautiful and intriguing art imagery by painting carefully composed figures on vintage book pages. Any space between the figures exposes a background, which gives them context and narrative. The subjects are always turned away from the observer, seemingly engaged in the narrative, which remains magically elusive. As time continues to pass, the contemporary presence of the reader will age along with the older book pages. Interestingly, this ageing will be observed by future viewers of the painting.
The screen print is produced on original book pages which are over 75 years of age and are mounted on cotton duck canvas using kiln dried quality wood stretchers. The stretchers use aluminium dowels to ensure the painting is rigid, allowing the work to be hung without the need for framing (if desired). Works are 24mm deep.
Stuart James Cain
1920's book pages from D.H. Lawrence book 'Women in Love'