UNDERGROUND SOCIAL

UNDERGROUND SOCIAL

Painting, Political / Social, Philosophy, Acrylic, 105x80x2cm

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Justin Stansfield
2 years ago
The image doesn't sit on the canvas as a separate entity. The image is the canvas as an object and the canvas is the image, it can be picked up and carried under one arm. The canvas in not the support for the action on the surface but one part in a whole. The face doesn't sit on the canvas, the face becomes the canvas and vise versa
Justin Stansfield
2 years ago
Not dealing with the time they went underground and focused naturally on their own lives. What was happening outside in the wider world was too confusing -
Justin Stansfield
2 years ago
The painting Belgium Painter is a blue green that for the artist was the colour of the country as an idea - so many moons ago - standing insecure with paintbrush in hand the pose is set within a staged backdrop - rendered crudely and left purposely unfinished the work is a half-way-house in time - wrapped in plastic and costing 800 euros, it is a kind of portrait of the artist and as such - is unique - to be picked up and placed under arm - the work can be carried horizontally from one place to another
Justin Stansfield
2 years ago
Arriving at the studio he sat and looked at the work on the wall. Picking up a brush and some paint, he painted over a canvas in white, and sat back down again. The phone rang, it was a guy in the US who was looking for an English teacher to help out his girlfriend who was based in Dubai, the idea was to meet through Skype once a week and go through the meanings of various passages from Shakespeare plays. After having agreed and having arranged the first meeting, he put the phone in his pocket and looked back at his work. Why would someone in the US, want to arrange lessons for a girl in Dubai, from a guy in Antwerp? He went over to the canvas he'd just painted over, and with the wrong end of a brush simply wrote out the question as best he could
Justin Stansfield
2 years ago
The street was empty of people though some came out to see what had happened - a massive hole had opened up in the earth with helicopters overhead vying for space to get a better view. He turned off the television and went outside. The street was busy with people going in a number of directions, for a few seconds he watched and looked - before setting off in the direction of his studio (which was in

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