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Hoxton Square Gallery

Kirsty Harris

Jim
Oil on board
6.5 x 8.5cm
NFS

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Teresa
Oil on board
6.5 x 8.5cm
2006
NFS

 

James
Oil on board
6.5 x 8.5cm
2005
NFS

 

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Dave
Oil on board
2.5 x 3.5"
350
2007

Fiona
Oil on board
6.5 x 8.5cm
2005
350

 

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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.

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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