Foxy Roxy Music by Chris Acheson

Foxy Roxy Music by Chris Acheson


ARTZU Gallery Chris Acheson

Re-Make Re-Model, Chris Acheson

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Signed, limited edition prints are also available at £490 in an edition of 30.

Roxy Music, For Your Pleasure

‘Ladytron’ and ‘Re-Make Re-Model’ form part of the ‘Mannequin Series’; intricate and sensual oil paintings inspired by the style and glamour of the 1970’s band Roxy Music.

Acheson chose their titles from tracks on the first Roxy music album as a homage to this highly influential band who acted as leading proponents of the more experimental, musically sophisticated element of glam, as well as being a significant influence on early English punk music.

The paintings could quite easily double as Roxy Music covers re-worked, however there is an added element of something more conscious about the choice of subject matter.

“My immediate inspiration was the classic 40’s pin-up, an era I have always loved as did Bryan Ferry who designed his early Roxy Music album covers with that era in mind.….obviously there are themes of pop culture and voyeurism, but the clash of the double image of the inside and the outside world that challenge the viewer to untangle them both have always appealed.” Chris Acheson

‘Ladytron’ also makes a nod to the work of the Pre-Raphaelites, especially John William Waterhouse, Dante Gabriel Rosseti and Arthur Hughes.  The brotherhood wanted a return to the abundant detail, intense colours and complex compositions of Quattrocento Italian art.  They developed a technique of painting in thin glazes of pigment over a wet white ground to retain a jewel-like transparency and clarity of colour.  Chris Acheson captures this bright crystalline quality to give his finished paintings a luminescent brilliance.

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Mother of Pearl, Chris Acheson