While Philip Clairmont’s paintings are often excoriating acts of self-scrutiny, they are also highly refined explorations of the Expressionist tradition as embodied by Franz Marc and, later, Francis Bacon. Like many of Clairmont’s canvases, this work conflates the genres of still life and self-portraiture, taking us into a nightmarish reality which is, at once, the artist’s tortured psyche and the chaotic interior of his studio.
Other pieces by Philip Clairmont
Magic Mirror - 1980
Hand Coloured wood block print. Artist proof, 1645 x 1400mm