Archipelago

Archipelago by Brian Shields © Brian Shields

Archipelago
by Brian Shields
© Brian Shields

Acrylic on canvas behind part-mirrored glass

Brian Shields studied at Wimbledon School of Art. His work has been seen in numerous exhibitions in the UK and his series, Preparing to Fly was seen at Oxford Brookes University as part of a celebration of the life of John Clare. He was previously included in the BP Portrait Award in 1990 and 2010.

This self-portrait is painted in acrylic paint and gel on canvas which was secured behind part-mirrored glass, from which the silvering had been removed. The work was made with use of two mirrors, in front of and behind the artist, to create the unsettling effect of having the sitter turn away from the viewer.

 

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