Kurt Cobain portrait (2016)
A3 in size - Inks, pencils, magazine collage, coloured and patterned card.
Signed and numbered edition of 30.
Available as a high quality giclee print on matt-finish smooth rag paper.
There's a gentleness and softness in my portrait of Kurt Cobain. It wasn't something I really set out to do. In fact, the two source photos I used had a more anguished look about them, but I still think it has a charm to it and a serenity not usually associated with his life and music. It's one of the few landscape portraits I've done but this was mainly down to the main source photo I used and the fact that from the outset I wanted to completly fill the sheet. The tartan card I used for Cobain's shirt was something I accidentally found one night on ebay. I typed in tartan paint as a weak late night joke to amuse myself with and up it popped (I also used it for Chunk's shorts in my 'Truffle Shuffle' portrait). I've been a huge fan of Nirvana ever since they played The Word on Channel 4 back in the early 90's and had planned to do a little Kurt portrait for awhile. I may do a follow up portrait later this year and make it a bit wilder, just so I can compare them side by side.