Saturday, 24 July 2010

Bounty Hunter

Chiaroscuro. What a magnificent word. Charged with drama, substance and history, chiaroscuro literally means light-dark or contrast.
Andrew Graham-Dixon is to blame for this image. In a recent repeat of his excellent documentary, 'Who Killed Caravaggio?' I was reminded of the genius painter's sublime work and immediately set about creating a dimly lit image without any plan or idea of its contents. Eventually the painting grew into this. A bounty hunter brings his vampyre prey to you the viewer, who is prepared to pay handsomely for every one delivered alive. Why? I have no idea, you'll have to ask yourself that question. The gun is, of course, loaded with a silver bullet.
Having finished it though, I realise there is another chiaroscuro painting fighting to get out and its title is already known; "Who Killed Caravaggio?"
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