In January 2016, the world lost one of its shiniest stars: David Bowie. I can’t believe it’s been 4 years already…so sad! Music is one of my biggest inspirations, and the career of David Bowie is, to say the least, enthusing. His many characters are inspirational. See, for example, Ziggy Stardust, a fictional androgynous bisexual rock star who acts as a messenger for extraterrestrial beings.
This alien pop star inhabited the mind and voice of David Bowie from, roughly, late 1971 until his death on stage in Hammersmith Odeon on 3 July 1973...and what a fabulous years were those
I had to paint him…
And I did it - twice:
This was made using one of my favourite techniques – upcycling materials that otherwise would be trash.
I’ve loved the result so much, that I painted David Bowie again using this style…reinventing him from reinventing and re-using material…I think it suits him.
Yet, in my latest work portraying Bowie, I’ve chose to represent him shutting up the world…. like a period, before a paragraph…maybe I’ll portrait him again, or not. Maybe I’ll stick to this period!