Self-portrait with pink tissue paper
Hushed Impressions, Orleans House Gallery, London
[12 January 2023 - 3 March 2023]
- Medium: Mixed media
- Support: Recycled canvas
- Support Size: 500 x 400 x 20mm
- Created: 2022
Do not touch
‘Self-portrait with pink tissue paper'
Painted with sprinkles of pink tissue paper, this ghostly self-portrait portrays my face cast in shadow.
The face shows a continuous line from the eyes to the mouth which hopes to demonstrate how I follow the brush marks in one movement. Taking my eyes away from the canvas meant I lost the perspective and struggled to refocus on the whole painting. This painting ‘Self-portrait with pink tissue paper was Inspired by Clare Brice Bett’s paintings ‘Head with dark neck’ - 1985 and ‘Head on grey‘ - 1985.
I have exaggerated the features of the faces in my interpretation.
Clare Brice Bett's ‘Head with dark neck’ – 1985
Clare Brice Bett's ‘Head on grey‘ - 1985
- First Publicly Exhibited:
- Hushed Impressions, Orleans House Gallery
- Credits: James Spare website creator and Hushed Impressions producer and Sam Beer Audio description producer