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About the work

Coincidentally made during the coronavirus outbreak, this piece is about the necessity of self-reflection. Influenced by English artist William Blake's watercolours and strong symbolism, I have taken his image of Albion (England) and made the figure into a Hermes- or Pan-like free spirit, holding out a mirror which reflects the image of the viewer - maybe as the viewer truly is - naked.

Specifications

PublisherMichael Hayter
FramedNot included
Certificate of authenticityIncluded
Condition/detailsExcellent
SignatureIncluded

About the artist

I'm primarily a figurative painter of the human condition, taken from the perspective of personal experience. Although I originally trained to be a veterinarian, I have always drawn and painted and now balance my life between these two disciplines. My work really started when, having suffered for many years with depression , I began to create from this dark space and found a rich seam of both imagery and meaning there – with all the moral and existential difficulties it presents. My childhood is a powerful influence and a rich source of material. This has led to a flowering of creativity that touches on the profound, and often religious or spiritual experiences of being human. I went to art school in London in the '90s and now have a studio at Spike Island Artspace, a world-renowned centre for contemporary art, situated in Bristol, UK Having worked in a variety of media, I'm now predominantly focuses on painting and drawing but also recently branched out into sculpture and animation. I have exhibited in London, Bristol, Bath, Cambridge, Nottingham, Bordeaux, France (2015) and Maastricht, Netherlands (2016). I have collaborated with French artist Olivier Specio on the project At Last We Fly (2015). My work is features in private collections in the UK, France, Belgium, Holland and the US.

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