on 128gsm Takeo Youmoshi paper
78 x 54 cm (30.7 x 21.2 inches)
Edition of 25
Signed and numbered by Stuart Semple
From the series ‘My Pictures of You’
Each is totally unique and different so there will be variations in the way the colours appear and how they are made.
In these works, Stuart Semple articulates the loss of his mother and best friend through the re-articulation of song lyrics that served as solace through her illness. At once painfully cathartic, and simultaneously joyous the works encapsulate the barrage of emotions surrounding loss.
Using wax crayons each piece is unique and handmade, calling on nostalgic memories of childhood colouring, yet rendered in the artist’s handwriting.
The works speak of loss, hope, and relief.
‘Your pictures’ speaks to both physical photographs and memorised visual images. The way when someone passes images take on a new significance and how loss can make us begin to attempt to control the images we store in our own memories. The text itself draws inspiration from The Cure song ‘pictures of you’