By Harry, Feb 28 2016 09:42PM
Last Tuesday (23/02) Woolff Gallery in the west end of London opened its doors to the latest exhibition by New Zealand born artist Clay Sinclair. Now based in the UK Clay creates his pop art inspired paintings on the back of clear Perspex, in reverse if you like. Then bolts them onto mainly antique overstated frames. The work is bold and bright and not in any way subtle, the use of colour is forceful and in your face. The added words, slogans, quotes and snippets of wisdom are used to both enhance and subvert the subject matter. If like me, you are new to Clay's work and you can get to see a piece close up, you will find yourself deconstructing the layers to work out how the process of painting the foreground first and the background last works. You won't be surprised to hear that apparently he can write backwards with ease.
I like to describe my works as "Provocative pop paintings on perspex, dealing with issues of power, prestige and possessions" - Clay Sinclair
Clay Sinclair - A Spoonful of Sugar at Woolff Gallery, London W1T 4PU runs until 12th March