Making new work without bitumen paint, A history of domestic appliances (100x120x4cm, oil on canvas, 2021) explores power relations and hierarchies.
It denies historical and religious references in its title, yet patriarchy is there and its coat of arms are 5 ‘diapers’ – the diamond patterns in the cloth that led to the synonymous American diapers – or nappies in the UK.
I’ve been painting figures that use historical references since 2006, yet rarely broken with the use of bitumen, which makes multiple figure paintings very challenging (and doing it for that reason).
It’s been an interesting process to freely explore multiple figured narrative compositions inspired by history yet of my own invention, using – just normal paint.
That said, I’m not sure it’s entirely finished yet….keep an out on my instagram account for updates.