Going Underground (2014)

New work, Painting

Going Underground by Kat HayesMaterials: Varnish, heavy body gloss medium, acrylic on ply
Size: 100 x 72 cm (approx)
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The piece deals with the subject of mortality and is also intended as a study of not just human fragility but that of a way of thinking – symbolised by the overly romanticised version of life immortalised, or indeed created by the thoroughly modern pre-raphaelites, which has all but disappeared from contemporary representations today.

As such a romanticised time immortalised in pre-raphaelite imagery was doubtful even to have existed, the piece is intended as a playful comment on the modern condition and the extinction of past ideals.