Paul Westcombe

Donald In The Bushes With A Bag Of Glue

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Donald In The Bushes With A Bag Of Glue
Paul Westcombe
Donald In The Bushes With A Bag Of Glue
2008
Paper coffee cup
12 x 9 cm

Westcombe’s art isn’t about the elevation of the ephemeral, but about the compulsiveness of the act of drawing: that creation itself, regardless of its environment, medium, or raison d’être, can be something transcendent. In that context, his image of Baptist preacher Charles Spurgeon (in the work Spurgeon) may not quite be as satirical as it seems: Westcombe’s work has all the relentless energy and rhetorical intensity of a fire and- brimstone sermon in full fly.


     
 


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