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My roots are firmly planted in Pop Art. Growing up in the 1960s, I was influenced by the flamboyant use of colour by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichenstein, Robert Indiana and Peter Blake.
I loved the Pop Art convention of ‘elevating the mundane’ – still do. That’s why I paint pictures of audio cassettes. As a musician, the studio demo tape was a tool of the trade – the bare bones of a song that could become a classic, or something that you taped over and played until it self-destructed in the car stereo. A disposable piece of plastic that contained the soundtrack to my formative years.
The Sony Walkman is moribund in terms of contemporary music technology but it triggers nostalgia. It is a repository of memory. An iconic object. It had to be big!
I’ve recently started doing paintings based on the myth (or my myth) of America, its signage and artefacts. The Red Cadillac is a classic example of this. I suppose America is as much my visual inspiration as my musical one inasmuch as I was drawn to its popular culture as a teenager and that fascination has never left me.
Red Cadillac - LIMITED EDITION FRAMED - £526 - 61cm by 61cm - ★ Sold
Multicassettes - LIMTED EDITION FRAMED - £465 - 61cm by 61cm - ★ Sold
Multicassettes - LIMITED EDITION FRAMED - £465 - 61cm by 61cm - ★ Sold
Multicassettes - LIMITED EDITION - £480 - 80cm by 80cm - ★ Sold
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