The spirit of Kipling
Ya Hala Monsieur Courbet
Late Night at Sursock
The Kipling Spirit , Hahnemühle Bright White Photo Rag mounted on Dibond, 150x90cm , Ed.1/1 - 2017
V&A Museum, John Madejski Garden, designed by
Kim Wilkie, London, England, early 21th century ©Victoria and Albert Museum, London
I wanted to call this Celebrating diversity despite Brexit. But opted instead to pay homage to Kipling. I’ve always sat in awe admiring the great brick facade of the V&A. Little did i know that Lockwood Kipling (Rudyard Kipling’s father)started his career as an architectural sculptor at the South Kensington Museum (later renamed the Victoria and Albert Museum) . That wonderful exhibition made it so clear to me that Britain’s greatness like that of the V&A or even the world relies so much on cultural diversity.
Morphing archives into science fiction is a new series where images taken from archives are mixed and manipulated to create fictional assemblage that references the current trending #fakenews, authenticity, appropriation , visibility censorship, control and power.
Inspired by Courbet’s The Meeting, Ya Hala Monsieur Courbet – Digital Print on Epson water resistant textured matte canvas 375g/m2 250x125cm
Ya Hala Monsieur Courbet – Digital Print on Hahnemuhle photo rag bright white 310 gsm mounted on Dibon ,150x100 cm