edward povey

insight to The Crooked Lute

“I make apparently unfinished, layered, in-process paintings populated with unfinished, layered, in-process human figures. Visible canvas and under-drawings, visible veins, bones and ligaments, rigorously detailed - but to reveal an androgynous and disheveled ambiguity.

“The sensitive flesh is painted using a green undercoat and translucent glazes gleaned from Raphael, meanwhile the flattened composition is Cubist: an unexpectedly resonant combination reminiscent of early Renaissance paintings. A diorama of somnambulant human mortality.

“A vulnerable art revealing vulnerable human beings.”