Abstract painting - Murdered with an axe - Self portrait

Dimensions: 67x50cm.
Painted: 2020.
Materials: Acrylic on MDF board.
Availability: For sale $500.

The story behind Murdered with an axe – Self portrait

Last year (in 2019) I had horrible nightmares. Many featured the most violent and brutal attacks on myself and they were very intense. I don’t need to go into detail here. I don’t want to – they were extremely vivid and upsetting.

This painting was intended to be entered into the 2020 Archibald Prize but due to circumstances I could not do so.

You can see an earlier and totally abstract painting I did on this subject – Bashed Stabbed Strangled and Set on Fire – Self Portrait


Abstract painting - Murdered with an axe - Self portrait - Detail 1
Abstract painting – Murdered with an axe – Self portrait – Detail 1
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Abstract painting – Murdered with an axe – Self portrait – Detail 2
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Abstract painting – Murdered with an axe – Self portrait – Detail 3
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Abstract painting – Murdered with an axe – Self portrait – Detail 4

Although this painting is to be sold unframed this is what it could look like. It is shown for a better understanding of its size and presence.

Abstract painting - Murdered with an axe - Wall mockup
Abstract painting – Murdered with an axe – Wall mockup