Archive for the ‘General’ Category
THE LAZARUS BIRD, 1992
acrylic on card, 30x23cm
In comparison to the September painting, I gave this figure which is an earlier work, a more dramatic and expressive effect by employing harsh brush strokes and using more contrasting colours.
The rough execution was quite intentional. Both images show my ongoing interest in winged figures and both have the quality of confrontation and vulnerability at the same time.
THE WINGED AVENGER, 1983
acrylic on canvas, 152x182cm
I first painted this robotic sentinel figure and added the red wing from the paint suggestions and structure of the figure. With this device I changed the immobile atmosphere of the body by creating a moment of intense movement and expression.
CADET’S IMPATIENT WING, 1991
acrylic on board, 122x152cm
As most of my three dimension creations the Ritual doll was also made up mainly by ‘found objects’in this case mainly rags found in the studio.
I was all my life fascinated by ancient and tribal mummies, figurines and paintings also by the grotesque.
RITUAL DOLL, 1974
cloth, plaster and paint, 40x18x8cm
wanted to paint John Perceval, whom I knew well for many years, as a dynamic figure whose restless, inspired and rugged nature was partly the source of his expressionistic creativity. I placed him in a setting of the natural world which was his main focus in the whole of his oeuvre.
PORTRAIT OF JOHN PERCEVAL, 1994
oil on canvas, 150X212cm
An industrial android is blowing some kind of energy down into a screen. A human type brain is outside of the figure. It can be understood as a comment on the progressive harnessing of robotics in society.
HEARING MY BRAIN, 1988
oil on board, 90x120cm
I wanted to create a realistic brass bowl with a traditional look, especially as a homage to the Flemish still life tradition; in contrast to the handling of the more ephemeral flowers and cat.
The paint texture was important to the final result.
BLACK CAT AND BRASS BOWL, 2011
acrylic on canvas, 19×19.5cm
Icarus descends and hovers next to an informally painted building. Large wings give the design balance to the work. The picture gives itself to different interpretations. I would like to believe that it depicts a semi-religious ancient figure on the threshold of an important event.
ICARUS LANDING, 1989
acrylic on plywood, 183x122cm
The work combines tight geometrical structures and symbols. This cat is looking balefully back at us and is meant to convey the atmosphere of a creature having a ritual guardian presence.
THE CAT OF THE UNDERWORLD, 1996
acrylic on hardboard, 119x150cm