Graves of St Petersburg
ARTIST: Josh Hollingshead
Medium: Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
Artwork size: 197 x 189 cm
Product Code: KHG0013001
"Graves of St Petersburg celebrates the individuality of the graves and monuments in some Russian graveyards. Each grave represents something of the life of those buried beneath. An explorers grave is a huge chunk of dead coral he bought home, a writer of ghost stories has a surreal monument where he is confronting a phantasm and his leg is turning into a dog, a young actor is portrayed in his role as Horatio. Poets, priests apparatchiks, all have monuments which reflect their place in society. Sculptures from the graveyard of fallen monuments are scattered amongst the graves, relics of a dead political system."
About the Artist:
Josh Hollingshead is a self-taught artist from Swanage, Dorset whose large canvases use bright colour and myriad details to explore a theme and keep the viewer coming back for more. Inspired by his travels, he has painted Russia, North Africa and Madagascar. Using oil and acrylic he varies his technique to suit each paintings narrative, with the intent that the viewer can almost feel part of the painting. Unusual mediums, metallic or fluorescent paints enliven his canvases. His work has won numerous awards and you can see all his art credentials at his artist profile page here.