This study is inspired by Oswaldo Guayasamin's painting. I fell in love with the Ecuadorian painter's style after visiting the Fundacion Guaysamin in Quito. He is a truly remarkable man who has captured the rawest of humanity and commented on people and society in a meaningful way.
This painting is taken from a collection of photographs by Hans Bellmer. He constructed these surreal female dolls and captured them in black and white stills. They produce an unsettling effect on the viewer and raise many questions about representation of women.
This small painting is one of a triptych. The original image came from a newspaper which depicted stages of embryonic development in the womb. I was drawn to this photographs because it is unclear if the being is in peace or upset.
This watercolour painting derives from a pencil drawing as part of a two week Summer School course at the Slade last year. I enjoyed adding colour to this image: it is inaccurate in representation yet produces an overall image that works aesthetically.
This watercolour is another exploration of turning a line drawing into a more solid image with a melancholy feel.
This unfinished painting was a 20 minute study from real life. The aim was to block colours in a fairly contrasting manner.
A rendition of Guaysamin's incredible landscape of Quito displayed in Bread by Bike, N7 0DD.