The 2021 Victorian Salon des Refusés
This portrait was submitted to the 2021 Archibald Prize.
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Cat #22 Todd Simpson
STILL SCREWED UP, Self Portrait
Acrylic on Aluminium
61 cm high x 61 cm wide
When I was thinking about this artist’s statement I was tempted to make something of the ambiguity of the title along the lines of the literally screwed up image and a figuratively, lockdown induced psychologically damaged artist. Far from being scared by months of the Melbourne lockdown, I was fortunate to have endured it with relative ease. The truth lies somewhere between attempting to find an interesting approach to tackling a self-portrait and being no more ‘screwed up’ than usual.