Chromatic aberration, crying clown - yellow

Thomas WOODRUFF: artist

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About the work


Thomas Woodruff is a self-proclaimed ‘fabulist’ artist who works from personal experiences, dealing with issues raised by the AIDS crisis, and celebrating the outsider. He worked as a tattoo artist in the late 1980s and subsequently promoted this and other ‘alternative’ forms of image making in his own work and with exhibitions he has curated. His imagery is usually hybrid, ornate and dark, as with this painting of a weeping clown. He has contributed award-winning illustrations to major periodicals in America, as well as designs for book covers for distinguished writers and is the Chairman of the Illustration and Cartooning departments at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He has exhibited widely in America and internationally.
Title
Chromatic aberration, crying clown - yellow
Artist/Maker and role
Thomas WOODRUFF: artist
Date
1990
Medium
oil on canvas
Measurements
108.2 x 76.3cm (oval)
Credit line
Purchased 1990
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession number
1990/0469

This is one of the paintings in our collection.



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