Oystercatcher Press

 Gareth Prior:
Erinys: Three Studies

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£5.00 A5 28pp. ISBN: 978-1-905885-98-5.

You pause in front of Seated Figure, 1962. Here again the image is not translated through paint but enacted in it. When you isolate a section of the torso you do not see a body at all: the blur of colour and geometric spasm belongs to a species of abstraction that Bacon detested. But seen against the head, the limbs and that impossible chair, youd bet your weeks whisky money and the scored-out sestet in your pocket that nothing in the history of painting captures a human torso more perfectly than this precise fact of paint at this moment.