Man with Flowers
signed, titled and dated ''Man with Flowers' Phoebe Unwin 2007' (on the overlap)
oil on linen
54¼ x 46in. (137.8 x 117cm.)
Painted in 2007
Wilkinson Gallery, London.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2007.
St. Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum, Newspeak: British Art Now, 2009-2010 (illustrated in colour, unpaged). This exhibition later travelled to London, Saatchi Gallery.
London, Saatchi Gallery, Champagne Life, 2016.
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'Here the oil paint is layered and impasto [...] The man’s body, the flowers, the gingham shirt and background are becoming interchangeable open forms. I liked the idea of painting a gift and that gift coming from, and almost out of, the person. I’m interested in those moments where objects feel they become part of us for some time, either because they are functional or because we have feelings about them. I believe I was thinking about the flowers almost growing from the man, and that there is a celebratory but also slightly pushy feeling about the flowers – I was interested in how this can be explored in paint.'
- Phoebe Unwin
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