Evolution of Man – SOLD More narrative painting, something which I have not explored much in general till this day, however, I definitely need to continue exploring this form of painting. I initially started with nothing in mind – as I do with most of my work. I painted a chaotic mess in the centre (Universe) then had sperm inseminate it in the form of a sun representing the start of mankind, the beginning block of how we came from nothing – or from abstraction. Then the middle piece is three African children. Finally on the left is the next stage of man – a hypothetical concept – possibly death or another stage of humankind. It’s a very tripped out painting – to be read from the right to the left. 250×115 cm. Acrylic paint, charcoal, ink, oil bar, oil paint, paper, pen and pencil on bedsheet.
Seraphine Tree – AVAILABLE I was very unhappy with the way I was painting the tree so I used a piece of cardboard to scrape off the paint, and suddenly it looked perfect and there was a lion in the tree. This is a rather violent scene with severed hands and legs. To me it seems as though this is the aftermath of a brutal scene. Time has passed and beauty starts to emerge. A pale purple and blue sky. The floor is covered in blood like roots. There is a yellow horse with constellation eyes. I keep putting the Orion’s Belt stars in many of my paintings – it’s the constellation I used to see from my bed as I was growing up. There is a fish crawling out of the blood lake – sort of evolving – the idea is to have many elements in conversation with one another, a stylistic story. I would consider this piece to be quite a triumph in terms of really standing out when compared to my other works. And it is a painting I keep thinking about these days to see how can take the concept further. I was using another small piece of cardboard as a palette for blue paint on another painting, and I noticed that there was a sort of wolf head on there so I painted it bigger and integrated it as a central element to the work. This is a very refreshing piece. It depicts multiple elements which together form a strange setting. 130×95 cm. Acrylic paint, cardboard, charcoal, oil bar, oil paint and spray paint on cloth.