$1,000

Still life with crab is a photorealist painting of a still life scene. It features a variety of fruit and vegetables, flowers and a crab.
It is an acrylic painting on MDF board.
The dimensions are of the actual artwork are 60cmx80cmx1cm.
It is sold framed behind glass.

Description

The story behind Still life with crab

I painted this still life painting to enter into the Camberwell Art Show. The process started with me buying all of the ingredients and setting up the scene before taking the photograph. The source photo’s background was replaced with a black because the purpose of the painting was to pay homage to Dutch artists of the seventeenth century.

It took over a hundred hours to draw and the paint the artwork. It was entered into the Camberwell Art Show and was subsequently displayed in the most remote location the organizers could pick. It was placed in a corner and underneath a stairwell. I was livid. Instead of being exposed to a reasonable level of foot traffic the painting was almost hidden away. This added to my growing disdain for those that worked in what I see as the most ‘corrupt industry in the world’.

Additional information

Weight15 kg
Dimensions3 × 66 × 86 cm
Framed

Yes

Materials

Acrylic on MDF Board

Varnished

No

Year Painted

2010