'Gallowgate Lard', 1995-6
Oil and beeswax on canvas
I am impressed by the fact that the artist turned away from the idea of beautification but instead represented himself in a visceral, rather morbid manner. The chiaroscuro technique within the painting creates an extreme contrast between the light and the darkness, which results in a frightening visual effect.
I really admire an approach of frightening a viewer, and this would be the one I would like to use to portray myself.
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