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This painting is of the artist’s husband David. It was painted as a result of her residency at the British School at Rome, using the form of a reclining classical river god as the template for the pose. The artist has painted her husband sleeping several times, each time with a different art historical reference, and so in a sense this painting is part of an ongoing series of family studies. The warm ochre colours echo the heat and light in the Italian capital.
Acquired from James Freeman Gallery, Lonon, UK

08/07/2020 - 31/07/2020

Together: Sikelela Owen | James Freeman Gallery, London, UK

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July 15, 2020

Together: New Paintings by Sikelela Owen | James Freeman Gallery | James Freeman Gallery

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