by Humphrey Ocean RA
As part of the exhibition Humphrey Ocean RA: Birds, Cars and Chairs, this work is on show in the Keeper’s House at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, until 18 August 2019.
|Artist||Humphrey Ocean RA|
|Dimensions||76 x 56cm|
|Fabric & material||Screenprint|
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Humphrey Ocean has made many drawings, paintings and prints of chairs that can be interpreted as a form of portrait. The particular shape of a high-backed armchair appears in his work in numerous forms. This is one of a pair of new prints which continue that interest; the woven cloth represented on many of his chairs depicts a kind of fiction of forests and the Englishman’s castle. As Ocean himself says, ‘Mine have a slightly different starting point.’
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About Humphrey Ocean RA
Humphrey Ocean studied at Canterbury College of Art from 1970 to 1973. During that time, he played bass with Kilburn and the Highroads and the band supported The Who on their 1973 Christmas Tour. His first major solo exhibition in 1984 at the National Portrait Gallery, London, was followed by shows at Tate Liverpool, Whitechapel Gallery, London and, in 2003, how’s... Go to artist page