Artwork Description

Acrylic on canvas, stretched and ready to hang.

Signed on the back.

I’ve been painting my ‘Monopoly series’ for six years, and when I’m painting those works I enjoy the chaotic, abstract backgrounds in blues and greens as much as I like the usual Monopoly figures and text. In 2020 I started working on around ten canvases with the monopoly colours and the expressive brushwork, but without the other imagery - purely abstract works. This was the first in that series, which I’ve been working on (on and off) for two years now., whenever I found time around my other series. I’ve long been a big fan of abstract artists such as Johns, Motherwell, Diebenkorn and Kline, and wanted to create works that gave me the same kind of feeling, with my existing style and palette.

The paint is thick and multilayered, with drips and splatters. The brushwork often suggests inchoate writing, straight from the subconscious, and it’s the kind of marking that also appears in most of my Monopoly and Penguin paintings. The process was a balance of careful deliberation and chaotic energy.

The canvas has painted sides, and is ready to hang without needing to be framed. It’s sealed beneath gloss varnish.

A large, bold abstract painting.

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Acrylic on canvas

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Stretched and ready to hang

This artwork is currently stretched and ready to hang.

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