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1. Eustace and Makepeace - Their Final Encounter I.jpeg

1. Eustace and Makepeace - Their Final Encounter I

Acrylic and Charcoal on Canvas

152 x 122 cms.

My current work crosses art forms with journeys of transformation, exploring issues of identity, dissolution and change while engaging the viewer on several levels. These ideas were particularly developed in two recent exhibitions, ‘The Disappearance of Makepeace’ at Bermondsey Project Space, and work created for the new Milton Keynes Gallery exhibition in 2020. This painting is one of a series of 6 created for MK Calling 2020 that soared together towards the ceiling.

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2.  Eustace and Makepeace - Their Final Encounter II

Acrylic and Charcoal on Canvas

152 x 122 cms.

This is a second painting from the MK Calling series. The series refers to the last section of a graphic novel, The Disappearance of Makepeace - A Tale of Two Lives, where the two protagonists, Eustace and Makepeace, meet together in a final encounter. The 6 images were also used in an Artist’s Book of the same name, supported by an award from Arts Council England:

 

https://issuu.com/nickmaloneart/docs/artists_book/1?ff

 

3. Disappearance - A Tale of Two Lives I.jpg

3.  Disappearance - A Tale of Two Lives I

Acrylic, Charcoal, Wood and Metal on Paper

82 x 61 x 8 cm

This work was part of the wider series developed at Bermondsey Project Space around the same narrative. The series crossed boundaries with the use of podcasts available online, but each work is designed to stand completely on its own without the necessity of reference to anything else:

NM Soundscape v3 ShortArtist Name
00:00 / 01:05
4. Disappearance - A Tale of Two Lives II.jpg

4.  Disappearance - A Tale of Two Lives II

Archival Digital Print on Hahnemuhle German Etching Paper - Edition of 50

94x 70 cms.

This work is digitally painted and made available as a limited edition gyclee print on German etching paper. It refers to the narrative of the sudden disappearance of Makepeace and his immersion in a landscape that guides Eustace to his final realisation.

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5.  Disappearance - A Tale of Two Lives III

Acrylic and Charcoal on Canvas

152 x 122 cms.

I create worlds where narrative, fantasy and adventure combine with the structure and physicality of the materials themselves, so that anyone entering and returning to the work can find different dimensions and interpretations, both within their own psyche and within the physical world around them. This is one of a series of paintings created to interact in different ways for an exhibition at Bermondsey Project Space: