The 2022 Victorian Salon des Refusés
This portrait was submitted to the 2022 Archibald Prize.
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Cat#5 Jeremy Elkington
IN TWO - Self Portrait
Oil on Canvas
135 cm w x 95 cm h
This double self-portrait is heavily influenced by the work of Francis Bacon whose work I have come to admire greatly over the last few years.
I aimed to create an image that evoked the visceral marks of Bacon’s techniques and the simultaneously controlled and chaotic impression his work conveys. As opposed to many of my works, I chose to embrace loose and fluid brushwork that would bring the form of the portraits to life.