The Francis Bacon Interiors

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These six paintings trace spaces significant to the life of artist Francis Bacon.

Painted over the period 2006-2008, the viewer is invited to contemplate the Paris hotel room where Bacon’s lover and muse George Dyer committed suicide, the room in a catholic hospital in Madrid where Bacon himself was later to die under a crucifix and a series of intimate studios where he produced some of the greatest masterpieces of the 20th century.

Absence is the presented subject of this project, exploring themes of memory as presence and the bringing together of Classical and Christian traditions.

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