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David Hepher is a lapidific painter: he brings the real stuff of architecture into his paintings, but beyond that, this study is layered, exploring how buildings dilapidate according to how they are lived in. It starts with a solid observation of a South London high rise on the right-hand side, where the layer of acrylic and plaster mix doesn't just describe but mimics the crust of the concrete blocks.
acrylic, plaster & PVA on canvas
H 35.9 x W 76.3 cm
purchased from Angela Flowers Gallery, 1994
blc: WEST HAM