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Painting Update: Asilo II

 2011_Asilo2_final

2011_Asilo2_final

The most recent instalment of a new painting, Asilo II.

It was sourced from earlier head studies, photographic samples and drawings which, though they may have influenced it in some way, did not dictate the representation of a specific gender or the literal observations of a human being.

The detail shot:

 Asilo (detail)

Asilo (detail)

“work that is made perfectly… and that is perfectly clear and perfectly certain, I don’t care for because I find the implications of that dangerous, in a cultural sense – as a value. I am offended by it as a person.” ~Sean Scully.

I concur.