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Painting: Oil on Wood.
The medium and subject matter were chosen owing to my fascination with the everyday as 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 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.Train Goin Round the Bend refers to a Velvet Underground song which I like and which has made an impression on me in its' matter of factness.
The surface texture is rough and fresh looking like the surface of some of the carriages having been overpainted after Graffiti writers have been at work.
The piece is ready to hang with a frame on the back. It is painted white on the reverse.
I hope viewers get a feel of the beauty of the stencilled and overlayed surfaces that inspired the picture.