Sean Worrall - Circle Jerks - Electric Painting No.4 (2022) Acrylic on canvas, 15x15cm

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Circle Jerks - Electric Painting No.4 (2022) Acrylic, gloss varnish on canvas, 15cm x 15cm x 1cm

“Circle Jerks” - The 4th in a new series of Electric paintings painted ahead of May’s Electric edition of the Art Car Boot Fair. Album covers interpreted and a painting finished during the time it takes to listen to that album (very loudly) just once.

Pieces painted quickly during just one play of the chosen album which of course meant this one had to be an extra fast interpretation of their rather short 1980 album from US hardcore punk band Circle Jerks.

I am being very picky about the albums chosen here, this is an ongoing series of Electric paintings, pieces painted during the time it takes to listen to a very electric album just once. I’m rather enjoying the challenge on this series so far, the series was started as a reaction to the "Electric" theme of the fair. Hopefully, all being well there will be a few more on the other side of the Art Car Boot Fair, I expect this series will go on beyond the fair..

“Electric” is the theme of the fair this time and to me electric says kranked up guitars, the smell of over heating amps and loud loud rock music. Electric music isn’t polite, it isn’t quiet. Electric music is raw, visceral, music is emotional, something you can taste, that electricity in the air. The process involved throwing on a very electric album, turning it way up and while it plays (just once) painting the cover of that album on a fresh blank canvas, the paintings will take no longer than one play of the album, the painting had to be fast, alive, reactionary, instant, flawed, the paintings need to be as raw as the music. Album covers interpreted and concluded during the time it takes to listen to that album just once.

There's a small "s" signature on the front and full title and signature on the back.