Monday, 21 February 2011

.You Told Me Once I Made You Smile, We Both Know Damn Well I Didn't.

.Dare i use the word "fanart"? it actually makes me shudder. This however, comes from a polyptych i painted a few years ago. There were twenty or so boards (i only paint on wood, not canvas), each painted with a different body part, that when arranged correctly formed a life size portrait. Each body part was from a different person, and the figure was posed as if on crucifix. I used lots of religious iconography; the right breast wore a rosary, each piece was painted on top of biblical text, all sorts of ridiculous blasphemous stuff. The idea was it would look like some tacky anti-religious shockrock. It's far too easy to be cool through being a bit of a dick. In reality the project was about sight, and seeing how much you can deform an image while still recognising it. I could waffle on about my self-rightous artistic vision, but let's get to the point. This is, of course, a portrait of the stunning Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio. There was significance for choosing him as the face, but the most important thing was i got to paint someone fit. Anyhow i'm rehashing the original painting into a quick submission for Meow, the uni zine (theme idols/icons). God I'm boring. Might actually do something with Siouxsie Sioux in a min tho, or Brody Dalle, who i had almost forgotten about, but will lust after for eternity.

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