Portrait in acrylics on 2016 catalogue.
Raw Art is having a studio sale. These were made in the series “Cataloguing Disasters” from 2016 when those free pamphlets which are essentially a bourgeois Freemans Catalogue featuring well-scrubbed, middle-class white people were inserted into magazines everywhere. What was inside the minds of the models therein? What life had they come from? What were they thinking – while wearing cashmere or linen shorts or fitted skirts? Raw Art had terrible insomnia in 2016 and was haunted by these images.
The “bed the body” refers to sitting upright for long periods at a time, like an artist’s model, and what is physically happening to the body before us. The body that would much rather be in bed.