Oil on canvas
182.9 x 213.4 cm (72 x 84 inches)
Private collection, London
That painting was a very frontal painting, maybe in a confrontational way, but the subject is faced away from the viewer. So there is kind of a backwards/forwards scenario. A lot of times, when I’ll choose to paint figures, a lot of my decisions come from the format of the canvas. So there is abstraction that goes on, but it is usually trying to find the right kind of tension within the framing edge of the painting. With her body shape, it almost looks like it is being reflected in a shard of mirror, so there is a kind of edge to her shape, that is not a normal or typical edge to the shape of a body.