Art: life

BACK TO PAINTING AND DRAWING.

“Life” is a gallery of paintings and drawings depicting human passions and characteristic sensibilities which are all too often in collision with natural realities.

Words and images, sometimes contradictory, come together to create a greater whole.  A deeply felt encounter with life’s minutiae which may, or may not, have gone unnoticed when first occurring.


A good boy receiving favour ~ Tom Stoppard’s play “Every Good Boy Deserves Favour” criticises the alleged Soviet practice of treating political dissidence as a form of mental illness.  People that behave differently are regarded with suspicion which in turn alters the behaviour of the people they come into contact with. The circle is closed.

Prints: Limited edition of 20. 420mm x 320mm approx. signed, numbered and framed.

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Bugger off! ~ Should everything we say be taken literally? My apartment was raided by the police because I was overheard apparently threatening murder by two boys playing in the street. The fact is my friend and I were re-enacting a scene from the Italian job.

Prints: Limited edition of 20. 420mm x 320mm approx. signed, numbered and framed.

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Coming of age: it is ever thus ~ An impression of stereotyping and enforcement of gender roles.  It somehow became important to reference the biological pathway leading to drudgery. Anonymity reinforces the sense of normalcy. Time for a change I think.

Prints: Limited edition of 50. 420mm x 320mm approx. signed, numbered and framed..

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A bit of skirt:  ~ The man in the picture was my bank manager for a while.  So functional and businesslike was he, even “good morning” felt like a perilously binding contract.  The window in his office was at pavement level and whenever a woman walked by he would jump up from his desk and stare greedily at her receding legs.

Prints: Limited edition of 20. 420mm x 320mm approx. signed, numbered and framed.

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© Rod McRiven 2015

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