Photographed in Budapest… the last shot in the Budapest series. There happens to be a triangle theme in this shot, the incidental triangle to the left of the J, a triangle incorporated into the N of JOON, a triangle in the A lower left and the one in the lower right corner, the O’s in JOON have a triangular shape – even the goat face is triangular, it reminds me of Robert De Niro. JOON | June 2017 | photograph: […]
A painted response to the previous BUDA photographs taken in June of this year… another one of my canvases that has been hanging around since 2008, worked on again a couple years ago, and finally the recent photos from Budapest gave me what I needed to finish it. The ground was a couple days work on top of I don’t know how many previous days effort over previous years all spent building up the texture, so there was some angst […]
Photographed in a Budapest ruin bar… I love good graffiti, bad graffiti, all kinds of graffiti, apart from that which has been co-opted for commercial purposes, for the obvious oxymoron. I’m not politically motivated, however, I was drawn to the directness of this graffiti – the fact that something so current can motivate such a powerful response. What strikes me as ironic (in my opinion) is that Trump is unlikely to wreak as much collective damage as his predecessor Republican presidents, […]
WALL vi | abstract photograph | December 2015 Between you, me and the wall we’ve hit one haven’t you heard? they have ears but no heart wall to wall, walled off. *
BLOO MOON August 2015 | acrylic on stretch canvas | dimensions: 51 x 51 cm Graffiti-style obliteration over a scratch matrix of windows. A painting connected by time – the original scratch-work was painted in an Islington shoe box in 2005 – while the obliteration abstract was completed earlier this week in my York studio, during the blue moon. From the beginning of an end, to the end of a beginning.
JET TRASH August 2015 | acrylic on stretch canvas | dimensions: 35.5 x 45.5 cm Graffiti-style obliteration over reductive reverse-collage paint layers in neon red. Contemplate while listening to RUN-DMC / Jason Nevins – It’s Like That – LOUD
ALCHEMICAL August 2015 | acrylic on linen stretch canvas | dimensions: 40 x 40 cm Completed today, this abstract composition has been in the works since 2007. I picked it up earlier this year, worked with it, put it down during the studio re-fit, and picked it up again yesterday. Eight years in the making, and more layers than a prize-winning onion… its finally cooked.