Of course I haven’t won the Lottery or been given a slot at Tate Modern (and I’m not in the slightest bit bothered by that). I use those analogies to try and tell you how one painting can make a difference. One painting can encompass all that you are as a human being and all that you are as an artist. This is the one. I am sure of that, but it only hit me as I took the photographs of it. Weird; I have never felt like that before. Jitter Blast made the hairs on my neck stand on end when I put him on an easel to photograph. I mean, how can you not be happy when you look at him?
Maybe it’s the colours, maybe it the shapes or maybe it’s something else – an amalgamation of small things resulting in something big? Whatever it is I think this is a breakthrough piece for me; not in style but in what lies behind it. He was painted in the middle of a very busy and hectic schedule but I recall that my focus and serenity, amidst the chaos that was abounding, allowed me to find that very special place – the point where nothing exists but the self. I am thankful for these times. I have much to be grateful for and even more to celebrate. When painting is pure joy and fun out pops a little rascal like Jitter Blast.
I named him after an improvised solo jam by guitar-supremo Blues Saraceno. It kinda fits really well as it’s a very dynamic and vibrant explosion of his insane technique but also there is a great deal of soul and feeling in what he plays. I like that – controlled chaos and more than a hint of cheekiness!
Jitter Blast is for sale and is painted in a selection of industrial enamels blended to my own formula. He measures 140cm x 160cm by 46 mm deep. He was painted onto a flat piece of triple primed Belgian canvas then hand stretched by me over a solid kiln-dried hardwood frame (museum graded) and stapled on the reverse. This piece of contemporary art is ready to hang. I’ll even bring to you and hang it personally – like having an art gallery in your home. Put some vibrancy in your life, mail me today.
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