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  • QUESTION & ANSWER WITH TONY SOUTH

     

    Q: Why do I paint what I paint?

    A: Hmmm, I guess I liken my themes to a clearing out of the loft or maybe a garage sale, a convergence of "mind garbage" collected over many years daydreaming.

    Q: Are there any details that have an important significance in Britannia revisited

    A: Yes, the Union Jack/flag and the Triumph motorcycle were once symbols of an industrious and thriving British empire.The monkey in the Britannia attire marks the devolution of these symbols and an ending of an era, for better or worse!

    Q: What do you hope the viewer takes away from your work

    A: A lighter wallet would be good...In all seriousness though, if the viewer walks away and remembers the painting weeks/months or years later then I couldn't ask for more.

    Q: What is your dream project?

    A: As a young man I used to dream of my drawings/ paintings adorning the album covers of my favourite rock bands, I remember sending stuff to Thin Lizzy etc when I was around 13/14 years old...to no avail though.  Album covers were also a big inspiration for me starting out, holding artists Roger Dean, Jim FitzPTrick, Frazetta and Vallejo in high esteem.

    Q: If you can see your work hanging in one museum/collection which would it be?

    A: I don't mind really where my works hang, as long as the owners enjoy it and still get a kick from it.

    BIOGRAPHY - Chris Pousette-Dart B. 1978

    The subject of my painting is ultimately found in the process of each painting. I begin without a preconceived idea, relying largely on instinct. I start with a set of parameters (a vocabulary of linear outlines or gestural marks) which serve as the foundation for the painting. From here a work evolves through numerous compositions and edits of making and un-making. Within this cumulative process the painting becomes more rigid and my responses more calculated. In a successful painting a point is reached when the painting clicks, the final composition becomes evident and permanent and I realize the remaining steps required to complete the painting.

    -Chris Pousette-Dart


     

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    Chris Pousette-Dart - B. 1978

    Neruda Series - Untitled 3

    Oil on canvas

    56 x 56 inches

    Signed on the reverse

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    Chris Pousette-Dart
    B. 1978
    Untitled (Diptych)
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    Oil on canvas
    36 x 48 inches
    Signed on the reverse