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Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 100.0cm(H) x 90.0cm(W) x 4.0cm(D) / 39.4"(H) x 35.4"(W) x 1.6"(D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
The subject is a well dress boy with a hat shown from the waist upwards. The most obvious and visually striking aspect of the work is that the boy’s face has been replaced entirely by a key. The keyboy certainly references the Surrealists, particularly the paintings of René Magritte, whose The Son of Man comes to mind, where a man’s face is obscured with an apple in much the same way as the boy’s face is replaced by a key.
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Hometown: Nakhon Sawan
Based in: Koh Samui
Over the last few months, the world has indeed gone mad, and my heart goes out to all those who are affected and sadly lost their life because of Coronavirus.
My family and I have been in self-imposed lockdown for a while now only going out for food shopping, I buy all my oils and canvases online most of my oils coming from the UK, and I am well stocked on both and aim to keep on painting
I wanted a little humour in my work and had this in mind when I painted Going going gone and Steak and chips I think they highlight some of the madness we are experiencing at the moment.
I have been heartened that my works are still selling, In the last few weeks, I have sent my work to the UK, to the East & West coast of America, Germany, Singapore, Taiwan and a couple of places I've not had the shipping details yet. Only today I had a painting delivered to New York and received a messaged they love the work. I was watching a news clip last night about the deserted streets of NY and thought of my painting on the way there.
There are good teams still supporting me, my online galleries the courier services and the strong message from all that it's business (maybe not as usual) but as best we can, and I give thanks to them all. And my collectors where would we be without them?
Painting is my life, and if my work brings a little joy and happiness to people, then I can ask no more.
I hope you all stay safe and keep washing your hands.
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