Photo Credit: Philip Kennedy
For the original 2008 'study' for this painting, I used black tape in short pieces to build up a collage for the figure - I was trying to replicate the clumsiness of primitive computer graphics. I also used the hackneyed silhouette technique as it emphasised the outline shape which as a sculptor I know is very important in defining form. I simplified in order to create more visual impact but by reducing other aspects of the picture I was able to control where the emphasis was, where I wanted it to be.
I also wanted to portray an uneasy humour and in some ways subvert the extensive use of silhouettes in popular graphic design.
152cm x 168cm
acrylic on canvas
Black & white