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 . . .
Devil's Brew. Acrylic, mixed-media on Canvas 42x60cm. Also available as a 42x60cm limited edition print.
Dos cervesas por favor! The last painting for this show that brought together a couple of elements that I had been wanting to use. The satanic genie wrought in fire and iron rising like a flame from the devil's brew - take your pick: rum, whisky, coffee, ice-cream or lager beer - it's all come pouring out the empty mouth. It's got a bit of mexican pulp schlock about it, the cartoon sombreromen, skull 'n' crossbottles over the self-portrait, rings on my fingers, little kids screaming fuck fuck fuck in the hollowed sockets of the death-head, dead heat in germanic script, fire in my bones emanating upside down, all against a blood red background. It's all very mia morte, just as well I don't take these things too seriously. Dos mas cervesas por favor! Salud!
The soundtrack to this should be . . .