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Figurative: recent figurative work of Justin Bailey

• 2 BLACK INK BRUSH DRAWINGS PAINTED ON SHEETS FROM STAMP ALBUMS •

The work on this page is mostly of my drawings on paper and canvas that I've been working on in recent years. Here are two examples of some of the work I was doing when on holiday in Dominican Republic in December 2012, where I have good friends and I go and chill out for a couple of weeks when I can. These ae taken from a series I did of brush drawings of pages from stamp albums, with b/w prints of stamps and guides underneath the drawing, which gives an intersting juxta-postion. Sometimes I take cues from the images of the stamps and put them into the drawings themselves.

• PEN DRAWING •

Here's a pen drawing from a sketchbook which dates from 1986. I've put it here in "recent figurative' to show that my figurative work has had a recognisable quality and recognisability over the years. A lot of the early sketchbook drawings I hope to digitise and make coloured pictures/prints from them.

• TWO PHOTOGRAPHS OF PHOTOCOPIES OF DRAWINGS PASTED ON OUTDOOR LOCATIONS 2010 •

I occasionally have "urban graffiti street artist" urges and stick photocopies of my sketchbook face drawings up in odd locations. These are usually derelict places, or where there is already graffiti. These faces got weathered, or graffitied and tagged on or torn off.

• A PHOTOGRAPH OF A PHOTOCOPIY OF A DRAWING PASTED ON OUTDOOR LOCATIONS 2010 •

Here's another photocopy pasted on an already graffitied wall and then someone has tagged bright green spraypaint around it. After that the black pipe and steel fence were placed on top. I took the photo a year after pasting the pic. It make sfor a striking image, like he is locked in.

• SILVER MARKER PEN DRAWING FROM BLACK PAPER A3 SKETCHBOOK 2014 •

A recent (April 2014) drawing using silver marker pen - in this case an edding 750 on Daler Rowney Canford A3 size black paper. As in much of my work it is about the human condition which has a necessary sexual element. Naked forms and genitals are not unusual in my work. I do not try to be overtly provocative, but i do understand that some may find this side of my work offensive. But hey, isn't art supposed to be a bit provocative?

• BLACK MARKER PEN DRAWING ON PRINTED CANVAS 2013 • BRUSH DRAWING 2013 •

Firstly, there is a drawing using black marker pen on a printed paint it by numbers canvas with a man who has a dog and a cat for companionship and secondly, there is a brush drawing from a ring binder sketchbook

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