Camaradas 2019. Giuseppe Marasco and I painted each others mother reprising our format of 2017 with the thought to build on the success of our personal portraits of each other. We won a Pebeo sponsored painting prize for our entry entitled ‘Your Mum’.
‘The artists have previously presented gold double portraits of one another painted in the technique and codified style of Byzantine Icon painting. Retaining this format they now paint each other’s mother. A planned progression of Anglo-Mexican portraits might include attention to artifacts, national costume and materials communicating cultural, tribal, or national identity. With these in mind the label ‘Your Mum’ wholeheartedly embraces the maternal insult and universal playground taunt in which the same points of celebration are as likely to equally challenge our insecurities.’