Watercolor, acrylic with airbrush and oil on paper.
Painted surface 52 x 38.5 cm (20.47 x 15.16 in ) in a format of 60 x 46.5 cm (23.62 x 18.31 in)
Year of realization 1990
Signed on the bottom right of the piece.
Cover of the novel Grounded write by Chris Claremont. Published on the inside of the author's book Dreams, page 56. Edited in several languages and distributed internationally.
Reassigned to a safer job on Earth following a nightmare mission battling space pirates, Lt. Nicole Shea must act as a liaison between the Air Force and aliens, who are attempting to construct a high-powered aircraft.
Painting has always seemed torn between an inward and an outward gaze: between vision and perception, between our dreams and the concrete, highly politicized conditions framing our comprehension of the world and what it might become. Today is no diﬀerent. After a period in which the medium has been dominated by process-based abstraction, the ﬁgure – and representation with it – is ascendant again. But, if the 1990s and 2000s saw artists such as John Currin distorting classical form while others, following Gerhard Richter, mimicked photography, today’s figuration displays a distinctly different character. Gone, for the most part, are the echoes of old masters; gone, too, are the blurs of photorealism. What takes their place, instead, is a highly idiosyncratic approach ﬁltered through pronounced aﬀect, comic-book and sci-ﬁ aesthetics, dreamy narratives and an eagerness to engage with our political moment without forfeiting the sensuousness of the medium.
David Geers (Sotheby’s)
"I saw a new sky and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had disappeared, and the sea no longer existed ..."