We weren't sure
what triggered it all but things suddenly erupted in the streets.
We were mad without aim. Mad and bohemian. And loud, everyone
was very loud. Some of us were happy about the situation, whilst
others were only acting out of fear and some just weren't paying
chaos and cacophony any attention. Not knowing how long this would
all last, we just kept shouting and kept pulsing, as if rain was
some other minute away.
It has been three
years since I painted 'It
Started As A Joke' and I thought it was about time
to paint a sequel. After 50 hours of design, 45 hours of cutting
and an hour of painting, this riotous piece is now complete.
It seems there have
been a lot of riots in that space of three years, from London
to Vancouver to Athens and of course the Arab Spring. I thought
a riot scene would be great fun to paint and now with it complete,
I'm happy with how much has been packed in. Red, white and black
is a great palette and it's no wonder those Constructivists used
it so often in their work.
This piece will be
available soon as an edition of screen prints, at a more affordable
price, as I recognize the price of this painting is too much for
a lot of people. For those of you that own an 'It Started As A
Joke' print, you'll be happy to hear the print edition of 'And
I'm Not Going To Take This Anymore' will use the same dimensions
and be on the same stock. For
the eagle-eyed amongst you, there are a few references to 'It
Started As A Joke' in this piece, too.
Title: 'And I'm Not
Going To Take This Anymore'
Dimensions: 122cm by 30.5cm by 4cm
Medium: Spray paint
Material: Stretched canvas
Edition size: 5
Miscellaneous: Signed and numbered in ascending order
Available to purchase for £1450,
including worldwide postage.