image 009Bay City Rollers

Digital Painting - Image 009 - Bay City Rollers
As an old man, I have memories of a great pop music band of the 70’s – Bay City Rollers. The band was an absolute phenomenon. They had numerous number one hits around the world and were idolised by teens. I thought it would be good to try and paint the whole concept of a pop band from this era whilst I created a mini series of digital abstract paintings related to music and dancing.
A exquisitely beautiful work of art in my humble opinion. Rather fitting when you consider that the Bay City Rollers were seen as much as objects of beauty as well as talented musicians by millions of young female fans.
I didn’t think much of the band. It was too safe, too homogenized for my liking.
This digital abstract painting is going to look amazing on a pair of leggings or a t-shirt.
Dimensions: 12500px X 8334px.
Painted: 2022.
Availability: Coming soon.

The story behind this painting

Around the time I created this painting I made quite a few digital artworks concerning music and dancing. This one focuses on the idea of pop teen idols. The concept seemed strange to me then and even more so now. The worshipping of people for some sort of talent was for me some sort of weakness on behalf of the fans.

I understood from a very early age that art was important, and that artists were to be admired if they tickled your fancy. But screaming and carrying on like a pork chop at some older men in cheap tartan suits whilst they belted out their latest hits was just plain wrong. Throwing your panties on stage was even more wrong.

My goal with this particular work is not to denigrate the Bay City Rollers, but to create an explore the idea/theme of pop teen idols. The color, the lights, the tartan – the era of the mid-seventies.
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