Friday 15 July 2011

Kigurumi show opens tomorrow night

Endless Field, oil on canvas, 34x48"

Tomorrow night is the opening for my 'Kigurumi' show. If you're in LA I'd love to see you there. Here are the details:

Kigurumi at LeBasse Projects (Chinatown)
Opening Reception :: Friday, July 15th, 7-10pm
923 Chung King Rd. Los Angeles, CA 90012

Saturday 2 July 2011

Sneak Peek

The Fallen, oil on canvas, 34x48"

I've been busy working on my upcoming show at LeBasse Projects (Los Angeles) which opens in 2 weeks time. Here is a sneak peek of one of the paintings for the show. This is my first time working with real models and I had this great (?!) idea to make a large group painting inspired by traditional narrative paintings like you find in museums. The painting resembles an ambiguous, imaginary folktale. My sister and I have been making up stories for it ranging from killing the village maiden to finding a snow white girl mysteriously lying in a field.

I have now discovered that painting so many figures is an insane amount of work! It's like doing 6 portraits in the one painting. I think I spent almost 2 months just on this one work, which is why the upcoming show has less than 10 paintings in it.

Some detail images: