Men in exile feed on dreams

Men in exile feed on dreams, 2013

acrylic on canvas, 122 x 91.5 cm

Over the summer I started a new series of paintings featuring figures without obvious narrative context. They're not intended to be portraits per se, instead I'm interested in how the physical poses evoke an emotion or suggest an otherwise unarticulated reality.

So far, I've asked people with a noticeable ease of movement to model, none of whom had done so before. Luckily for me they agreed and have turned out to be particularly versatile. As I tend to work in series, I expect (and hope) the same people will be populating my canvases for some time to come.