A beautiful painting that really shows artist Harry Simmonds expressing himself and using his preferred methods to create a more abstract art style of painting. It is one of the artists more famous monochrome paintings partly because of the freedom it allows the viewer to interpret the subject and painting themselves.
It is affordable large abstract art that gives little away holding on to a feeling of mystery for the viewer to enjoy, among monochrome abstract paintings it really stands out with the figure of Jon so present and dominant in the image. It is a large monochrome abstract painting that hints of grey around the figure itself. ‘Jon Kneeling’ has large dimensions which can make it a striking centrepiece as wall art to hang on your wall. The inner feelings of subject Jon are relatively obscured by the brushwork, the hidden facial expressions in this monochrome portrait painting leave the character of Jon a mystery while being recognisable as a male figure kneeling down.
Paintings in this series were executed quickly while working with a model, often a friend of the artist. As a pose is struck, a quick sketch is drawn of it to aid the final selection process.When a particular pose resonates with artist Harry Simmonds he will ask the model to recreate it for a longer period. Harry Simmonds acknowledges the influence of figurative artist Euan Uglow who liked to create geometrical shapes using his model's bodies and the negative space that surrounded them.
Edition: Original Painting
Dimensions: : 84 x 59 cm
Material : Ink and Acrylic on Paper
Frame type : Glazed box frame