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The first painting from Watson’s new series DIORAMAS, demonstrates an exciting development in the artist’s work, and explores personal themes relevant to his experience of the global pandemic and lock downs.
"Walking our dogs along beautiful Collins Street in Melbourne during lock down and seeing the empty luxury fashion house's windows was both unprecedented and surprisingly inspiring. I thought about the same designer boutiques I've visited when travelling abroad before the pandemic, and how much I also miss visiting art museums and working with new models." wrote Watson.
A starting point was offered by the experience and the artist began imagining painted theatre sets or glass showcases which may be be viewed by an audience, which in the absence of international travel are restricted to observing online.
Footballer 53 x 43 cm / 21 x 17 in Oil on Board 2021
Shower 56 x 61 cm / 22 x 24 in Oil on Board 2021
Ross Watson Gallery is pleased to announce the donation of an unframed Limited Edition Canvas of Footballer, valued at $2,500.
This online auction is to raise funds for the Pride Foundation's programs supporting Rainbow Refugees.
All funds raised from this online auction will be donated to the Pride Foundation.
"Ross Watson's paintings are obviously the work of a master of technique. The conjunction of modern naturalism and classic works makes it hard to believe one's eyes."
Sir Ian McKellen
"Oh goodness, your works get sexier and sexier and more and more accomplished - lost in admiration."