Art exhibition of movie, music & TV icons at The Malthouse Collective
My new art exhibition depicting music, television and cinema icons from a bygone era to the present day opened on 1st April at The Malthouse Collective in Stroud. Framed, limited edition prints are also available. Each have quotes from either the actor or character they play in film/TV.
'Ever since I was a small child, I've had this feeling - it's in my nature, and so it's not even pretentious - that if everyone's going one way, I will go the other, just by some kind of spirit of defiance.' Charlotte Rampling
This is a short video of my 'Portraits in oil and charcoal' art exhibition at The Malthouse Collective, Stroud.
My approach of painting in oil is with sponges, creating bold features with subtle textures - this leads to characterful, expressionate artworks. All pieces are painted onto deep edge canvases to give maximum impact.
The charcoal portraits are realised onto thick textured khadi paper, giving the black and white artworks a distinguished, timeless quality. The drawings are suspended in black box frames, revealing the natural edges of the khadi paper.
Sophia & Marcello - The Italian Connection
Charcoal on khadi paper, (70 x 70cm)
Sophia Loren is at the exhibition in a black Nielsen aluminium frame and on display for the first time, she sits next to her co-star of over ten films, Marcello Mastroianni...
Charcoal on khadi paper (44 x 44cm) framed in black)
This is an interpretation of an iconic pose from the film '8½' which won two oscars, directed by Federico Fellini. The movie focuses on troubled Italian filmmaker Guido Anselmi (Marcello Mastroianni) struggling with creative stasis as he attempts to get a new movie off the ground. Overwhelmed by his work and personal life, the director retreats into his thoughts, which often focus on his loves, both past and present, and frequently wander into fantastical territory.
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