By happy coincidence - serendipity! - (I will get tired of this, but not before you) the exhibition is on for 23 days and since there are 23 paintings, for the sheer hell of it I will be posting about a painting every day throughout. The thoughts behind it, if there were any, the process, er, painting !? and the goddam point of it all if I can remember. All those mutable memories and all. Don't worry I won't clog up your valuable Fbook every day because let's face it HA! there's enough crap there already. Just every few days to remind you that I am here and if you haven't been to see it by then - in the name of SweetBabyJesus why not!? Working from left to right, top to bottom - starting with MUERTE! the juvenile delinquent robot on Eden Road . . .
MUERTE! 91 x 152 cm Acrylic and mixed media on Canvas.
This was one of the first paintings that I did when I started back full time. It began with a doodle. Like I'm five years old and I'm drawing a robot - as a vinyl sticker, but five feet high. I cut out the shape on paper and pasted it on to the canvas. Exciting! He's a toddler robot who's got a much troubled teddy bear, a sonic raygun and a pair of pisswet y-fronts. Mexico is a big influence on me, so he's an aztec robot (ref: Eric Von Daniken and his aztec camera etc.) living the gory aztec life. Perhaps the wily chica bonita or the dazed and confused son of Cheech or Chong can stop him. Who really cares? You couldn't make it up! Except I did, it's all my fault. The MUERTE! lettering was cut'n'paste as well with a bit of Jackson Pollock splash painting. 'La Gloria' was from a votive candle wrap which aptly leads to the soundtrack accompaniment to this painting . . .