33 x 37 cm | 12 x 14 in
Original painting in oil on canvas.
"If only they had been looking they would have seen her. She comes and goes you see, the Brighton mermaid, but that particular day she stayed for a while to watch the waves crashing to the shore."
Paris Blanche Magenta Foot's paintings retain a unique and distinctive visual language, which is immediately recognizable and absorbing. Foot’s mixed media pieces are also brilliant; tactile and engaging - and quite touching. The faces of the pieces - caught somewhere between figuration, puppetry and debris – are reminiscent of the luminous faces of the films of the silent era, despite being based on personal source material culled and elevated from family photographs. Stylistically incongruent, the expressions of the figures seem sweetly unaware of what the rest of them are made up of.