Hoxton Square Gallery
Jim Oil on board 6.5 x 8.5cm NFS
Teresa Oil on board 6.5 x 8.5cm 2006 NFS
James Oil on board 6.5 x 8.5cm 2005 NFS
Dave Oil on board 2.5 x 3.5" £350 2007
Fiona Oil on board 6.5 x 8.5cm 2005 £350
Dan Oil on board 2.5 x 3.5" £350 2007
It was decided. The theme would be masks and disguises. My sitters were given complete choice over their masks. What would they choose? An enhancement to their physical appearance or a disguise? Are they peacocks or cuckoos? The masks became a bargaining tool to bribe people into letting me take their photograph. A visible forcefield between them and the camera. On a rare scale, more akin to snapshots taken 50 years ago there is nothing included in the paintings to detract you from the subject, and nowhere for them to gaze but straight back at you.
Devil's Laughter Acrylic on literature 1999 £150 I spent one summer running around wounding everything I came across. Apples, books, floorboards, eggs, tables and my friends. This book thoroughly deserved it.
Humane Velvet, felt and mixed media 2006 6'6" x 3' No-one can tell if this is just an elaborate joke or something altogether more sinister.
Gilbert & George's Discoveries Collage diptych on watercolour paper 2003 £35 each Two from of a series of 75 These were part of a cunning master-plan to lure Gilbert & George to my private view with promises of art gifts.They only lived around the corner but never turned up. My friend once stole one of their suits so I reckon I got what I deserved.
Articulations Pencil and acrylic on paper 6" x 4" each 2006 NFS With nothing else to draw what else would I choose except my own hands. A challenge. I think noses are more difficult. Stick two fingers up at war
Peace Pile Charcoal on wood Northern Britany 2006 Lady Chaterley's Lover was unable to hold my concentration and I noticed cracks in the firewood pile, reminding me of the CND symbol. I snatched some charcoal from the fire and began to draw.
Breakfast mixed media 2001 I've always been fascinated by the rumour that I could stand on an upright egg (if only I had good enough balance) without it breaking. I've never managed it but I have total faith in this theory I chose to wound the egg at one end yet during the autopsy the coroner found
Rich Oil on board 2007