Clay portrait - 2021
Hushed Impressions, Orleans House Gallery, London
[12 January 2023 - 3 March 2023]
- Medium: Acrylic
- Support: Recycled canvas
- Support Size: 200 x 200 x 5mm
- Created: 2021
Do not touch
‘Clay portrait’, demonstrated a new departure from my previous fashion-focused portraits.
Inspired by Clare Brice Betts' ‘Model head’ – 1985, painted with a wash of dripped acrylic and charcoal on lining paper.
The distinctive contrast of the square brush marks and charcoal drawing in ‘Clay portrait’, complement each other, and the bold shapes define the face.
She is not a fashion face, but I have been influenced by the sculptural effect of Clare Brice Betts' painting ‘Model head’.
Reference: Model head 1985, Clare Brice Betts
- First Publicly Exhibited:
- Hushed Impressions, Orleans House Gallery
- Credits: James Spare website creator and Hushed Impressions producer and Sam Beer Audio description producer