Adam Batchelor

Reclining Figure, 2017
watercolor and gouache on paper
44 x 90 in
Batchelor takes his inspiration from the monumental works of influential British sculptor Henry Moore. (This piece is reminiscent of the well-received exhibition of Moore’s sculptures on the grounds of the 18th century Houghton Hall last year. However, this piece has the unexpected addition of brightly colored green parakeets. Batchelor says, “Parakeets are slowly becoming naturalized in the UK, since the 50s there were a series of releases the biggest from the film industry and then rumors that Jimi Hendrix released a pair in the 60s, they mostly keep to the parks and I wanted to do something sculptural and inspired by Moore, and his sculptures are very earthy English park landscape, Moore is considered very very English and the superbright feral parakeets disrupting the scene. The grid format of the individual sheets of paper is a nod to Hockney, who’s a big influence on my work.” Six individual pieces, 76 cm x 56 cm


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