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Edition of 495
18 x 19 cm / 7 x 7 in
Shower is the centrepiece in Watson's DIORAMAS series. It demonstrates an exciting development in the artist's career, exploring personal themes relevant to his experience of the global pandemic and lock downs. Watson's imagination was sparked by seeing an empty store display window and imagining London based French model Eddy Grim showering inside it. In contrast to him, a Royal Life Guard is still and resting - a metaphor for the memories of international travel which have been on pause for many including the artist.
"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.
Despite their dramatically different personas, a striking feature of the scene is the two men unified by their tilted heads and closed eyes, as they appear to lean into one another. As astonishing as it is intimate.
Extraordinarily fine painted detail is evident in the Life Guards uniform, helmet and saddlery, which is complemented by the intricate rendering of Eddy's tattoos and hair in this fine work which possesses excellent composition and convincing depth of field.
A sophisticated and restrained colour palette where scarlet red and Prussian blue pop against the muted tones reinforcing the visual impact of this elegant homoerotic masterpiece.
Selection of 15 popular and iconic artworks are available as small sized prints.
These are printed in an edition of 495, hand-signed and numbered by Ross Watson.
Printed on world leading A4-sized Hahnemuhuhle German Etching paper.
This format makes it very easy for self-framing and a wonderful gift idea.
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