Friday, 25 September 2009

An Alternative Portrait Of Edward Colston


Invada Record's label boss and Portishead member Geoff Barrow is to curate a days worth of music, film and art at Bristol's legendary Colston Hall venue, which has recently been extended, adding a brand new 30 million pound building onto the existing structure. The 'Invada Invasion' takes place on Saturday 26th September...

As part of the days events there is to be an exhibition entitled 'An Alternative Portrait Of Edward Colston'.

This is my take on the man who, amongst other things, became extremely wealthy, mainly from slavery...

I have to say that I was quite stuck on this one and in the end did this pretty weird looking piece where his wig is made of skulls and cables and his head of speakers.

I quite like the colours!

Acrylic on paper, 297 × 420 mm

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