Current Bun

Between 2008 and 2009 I spent a year drawing content from The Sun, a right-wing British tabloid. Front page headlines, page 3 girls, harrowing stories, and David Cameron’s political campaign, the series stopped with a painting called the Bigoted woman, a news incident that ended prime minister Gordon Brown. Painting up to 5 pieces a day, the work was a rapid, colourful, and watery account of the day’s news. The tabloid’s history of colourful headlines and loose play the truth, has allowed them to maintain the largest readership in the country. This is formally tackled using a scalpel to cut the text into the paper allowing the words to literally fall off the page. The violent use of brushstroke and cutting creates fragile surfaces which are both inviting and repellent.

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