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60 x 61 cm / 2' x 2'
82 x 83 cm / 2'8" x 2'8"
Oil on board
Signed lower left
A Private Collection, Fire Island, NY
Yellow crested white cockatoos glide gracefully downwards, leading our eyes to two dynamic young men who are captured running to indulge in their greatest passion - training for triathlon. Are they in fact twins, or have we simply closed our eyes momentarily and glimpsed two views of the same surfer?
The complementary primary-secondary colour pairing of green and red is employed by the artist with spectacular effect. White lettering adorning the surf skis provides an ideal compositional counterbalance to the birds diagonally opposite.
As the artist reflects on his youth from middle age, this superb new painting celebrates the boundless energy, ambition and exuberant enthusiasm of youth. Watson's reputation for refined and immaculate attention to detail is evident in this very striking and dynamic artwork.