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Painting: Oil, Pencil, Acrylic on Wood.
This series of Paintings came about travelling daily on the Midland line to my studio from my day job and from observing the sides of the freight containers. Mystery Train comes from the song by Elvis and others that evoke memories and images if you know it. For me it was watching The Band perform it in The Last Waltz.
The surface texture is rough and cracked looking like the surface of some of the carriages dust covered and time worn from many journeys.
The piece is ready to hang with a wire on the back.
I hope viewers get a feel of the beauty of the stencilled and overlayed surfaces that inspired the picture.
The medium and subject matter were chosen owing to my fascination with the everyday as a source of the most relevant source material to draw from. Transport and the power of industry is one of the defining features of our time and I have been awed by it for as long as I can remember.
The style of Minimalist convention bringing the subject into the foreground means I can examine the elements of the train carriage closely and prevent the subject being a picture of a door illustrated turning it into a surface resembling a train door. The picture becomes a way to look at paint using the door as the vehicle.
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