Lot 137 - Irvine Peacock - Captain Webb
Archival ink digital print and acrylic paint on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
Irvine Peacock is an artist based in Shrewsbury, working extensively in illustration and education.
Irvine says of his work, which could broadly be defined as surrealist, that he is fascinated by his own cultural conditioning, the idea that objects, people, everything contains other identities, and that it is possible to decode and strip off a layer of what is real and get a glimpse of something else, often it is a combination of objects that inspires this: 'like the chance encounter between an umbrella and a sewing machine', revealing that the familiar has a function quite different from it's overt one. Irvine says that his work is inspired by myths, folklore, and T.V. particularly the Lone Ranger. He is interested in the work of the Surrealists, Umberto Eco, Franz Kafka, Fetish Figures and Groucho Marx.
Sheffield College of Art
Hornsey School of Art
Represented by The Portal Gallery since 1978 and Portal Painters since 2016
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