Self Portrait 2008

Self Portrait 2008 (Oil on Canvas 20” x 30”)

Self Portrait 2008 (Oil on Canvas 20” x 30”)

A self portrait of the artist in 2008, this painting represents the artist and his practice at that time. The artist has used his almost signature monotone colour and shadow technique which until recently has defined the artist’s style and technique.

Shadow is the strongest aspect of the painting; this is at its strongest on the guitar which gives the image a real perception of depth and space. This is also reinforced by the dark background with the strong highlights of the shoulders and collar. This as a whole pulls the image forward making it seem that even with such a limited pallet, depth and really be strongly shown.