Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Death By Explosion Of Moons And Keyholes


The Death By Explosion Of Moons And Keyholes. Oil, plaster and synthetic diamond on panel, size 264x371 mm.

This picture has been unveiled and is now on display as part of the Art Liberating Lives event in the Mall Galleries London.

It uses plaster reliefs and a gemstone to add to the visual impact. It took a lot of experimentation to work out the best way to incorporate plaster into the artwork and eventually cast a thin layer of plaster and carved the relief elements when dry, later fixing them firmly to the panel prior to painting.

This is the first painting to use plaster and gemstones but another is being planned.

3 comments :

-Don said...

Nice composition, Mark. There are so many great contrasts going here - the organic shapes vs. the hard lines and circles, the greens vs. the reds, the positive space vs. the negative space... I wish I could see it in person to get the full effect of the 3D elements. -Don

Mark Sheeky said...

Thanks Don. Ideally the light comes from the top right when on the wall. Like your brilliant mask picture with the eyes inside, it can be hard to see what it's really like until you're in the room.

Kathy said...

Fantastic! I'm enthralled with your surrealistic creations and masterful execution. The mixture of paint, plaster, and synthetic diamond is unique to me, I've never heard of it. Like Don, I wish I could see it in person. Congratulations on this wonderful painting and on its showing at the Mall Galleries!