Press Interview, My Clean Atelier & Francis Bacon’s not-so Clean Studio
Large size oil on canvas
approx 100 x 60 cm
My Clean Atelier
I cleaned up my atelier for the visit. Unbelievable! Clean enough to share with you! The pin-hole lens makes it look much larger than it is… or is it just the the lack of debris?
I think I’m fairly clean-living. LOL . I’m not very good at finishing-off stuff, so paintings tend to lay about unfinished. Piling up one on top of the other. Not as mucky as Francis Bacon, whose trashed studio is now relocated at the Hugh Lane in the Dublin City Gallery. How’s this for the all-time prize-winning creative-vortex debris!
Francis Bacon’s Studio
The photographer whizzed-in (great geezer on a motor bike, does all the big footie matches in SW Franc) & maybe was a little dispapointed by the cleanliness of my studio. Just look how clean my hairy little sticks were for the occasion.
Paint tubes still retaining evidence of plein-air chaos:
Worst of all, my leaky roof :
Ongoing major headache…. Next year the builders will take the roof off & put a nice warm, waterproof one back on. Last week, I was insulating the attic of the other part of the house. Not art but part of the answer to ‘How come I’ve not painted a masterpiece yet?’ & ‘Where do my days go to?’
‘The days run away like wild horses over the hills’ — Charles Bukowski