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'Artist's Studio'

Year: 1990
Size: 27 1/2 x 35
Medium: Oil, Collage on canvas

Layers of canvas cloth were mounted on a paneled canvas ground, showing off a relief composition, and then painted over with oils. Arranged in formal setting with traditional implements of a painter - brushes, rolling easels, drawing boards, lighting fixture - it also reveals an intimate interior structured with a locked door, open window & a tiled floor. The whole image is emblematic for an artist who spent more than ten years in solitary pursuit of expression until he was forced to leave in May 9, 1993.