76 x 86 cm | 29 x 33 in
Original painting in oil on canvas.
"Over time they have grown accustomed to this landscape, where light and pattern play among the shadows and trees. Washing hanging on the veranda of the little hut blows in the breeze, and they wonder 'who on earth lives here?', for they have never seen a soul. This is bear country."
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.