We have included this work in our current exhibition 'Emergence & Transformation', the latter which reflects–with humour and seriousness–on our common experience of lockdown and the emergence from it. This painting by Chris Gollon in 2020 now seems like a warning to us to be vigilant for covidiots as we emerge. The quote below attests to the fact Chris Gollon enjoyed painting on Khadi paper, an acid-free Indian cotton-rag paper, for the great texture it gave and the way it absorbed acrylic paint, making the imagery very immediate.
From a series of small paintings on acid-free Indian Khadi paper, which Chris Gollon painted in early 2016. as the artist notes: "This new set of small heads is painted on Khadi paper. From the first, I remembered how beautiful the texture is. Less is more is the motive here. One must let the paper do most of the work. The result makes them very alive."
London-born British artist Chris Gollon (1953 - 2017) was a very established and critically-acclaimed name in European painting, with many solo museum shows and museum acquisitions, including the British Museum. For further details on the recent books published on his work, public commissions, press coverage, visit the artist's official information website: chrisgollon.com. IAP Fine Art has exclusivity on Gollon's work, and we help collectors begin or expand their collections, and we also work with museums and cathedrals with regard to exhibitions and acquisitions.
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