I’ve found myself addicted (literally!) to quick ‘one-a-day’ oil drawings on mylar (archival polymer) sheet. The surface is slippery hence it stops me from overworking and becoming my usual control-freaky self. In huge contrast to my normal large studio paintings, the immediacy is incredibly gratifying, and making these has become a kind of meditation where I can maintain some sort of calm and stay ‘relatively’ sane. The theme is ‘Fandom’: I always find the (useless yet often enormous) emotional investment towards the projections of one’s yearning and desire melancholic and compelling.
Over 10 weeks into the lockdown, I am now starting to make some small oil on linen paintings.

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