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Red Fish

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Red Fish 1998
redfish.jpg
Acrylic on paper 20x15 cm

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About the Picture

The fish appears as a wound, a cut, a flash, and a dart. This painting began as a colourful experiment; blue in contrast to red. The spark between these colours is still the focus of the work. However, beneath the aesthetic concerns runs the dark primal vitality of the predator: a prehistoric creature scaly and wild that hunts the ocean bed. This is a vibrant painting that needs no rationalisation.

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