No Smoke Without Fire


One of an exhibition of contemporary oil paintings that re-interpret the portrait. Unlike traditional portraiture there are no sitters and they do not represent a specific person but rather suggest an emotive state indicative of the social and cultural times we live in. They can be interpreted as part conversations, part musings, into which the viewer is drawn, willingly or not, into the world of the subject, both in a voyeuristic and complicit way. The painted surface draws attention to the process of painting and to the artist’s choices in transforming the photographic source image. The title of the show alludes to the atmosphere and layers of fiction in the works and originates, in part, from a line in a novel the artist was reading.


60 x 60 cm


Oil Paint, Canvas

Frame included




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