'AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE' CANVAS
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 raining 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 is available as a more affordable edition of screen prints here.
'And I'm Not Going To Take This Anymore'
122cm by 30.5cm by 4cm
Signed and numbered
Available to purchase for £1450, including worldwide postage.