Beauty Blocked My ViewZhivago Duncan 7 Nov 2018 - 15 Jan 2019As an artist working in a huge variety of media, Duncan now presents this surprising new body of work using the Indonesian method of batik. Batik has a long cultural history throughout the Middle East and Asia and is most developed in Indonesia, where batik has a long history of intricate designs that represent a person’s marital and societal status and their religious preference. A cloth that is usually reserved for clothing and accessories, Duncan has re-purposed this method in the form of canvas, to create painting.
Never But AlwaysZhivago Duncan 13 Mar - 10 May 2016In this new body of work, Duncan uses gold and linen, combining these materials with his technique of silkscreen to create a truly unique series of works. The combination of different materials itself is reflected in the subject matter, where Islamic geometry are super imposed with a guillotine in one piece, to Spiderman in the next.