Lot 274 - Geoff Archer - Once Upon A Time In America 1
Ink on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
Geoff Archer was born in Manchester in 1945 and now lives in Cheshire. Throughout his career, he exhibited his paintings in both group and solo exhibitions. In 2013 he co-founded the Macclesfield Open Art Exhibition with Pat Havis.
Studied Fine Art at Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham and Art History at Manchester University
Group exhibitions include the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts (1980 - 2002),
the Tolly Cobbold Eastern Arts Exhibition (1983 - 84),
the Leicestershire Exhibition, Loughborough (1984 - 90) and
the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (1988 & 2023).
Numerous solo exhibitions held between 1988 and 2022
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
Recent paintings have depicted vehicles abandoned in the woods of America’s southern states - images of the survival of the old and outdated in a changing world.
The automobile has always been a potent symbol of modernity, especially in America, so the derelict car seems a particularly poignant indicator of changing times.
The rural setting and encroaching undergrowth are as important as the vehicles themselves in emphasising the idea of change, with contrasts of old and new, past and present, growth and decay and the natural and man-made.
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