"Several of the paintings in the series came from just watching the dancers move; setting up the lighting and just letting them dance freestyle till they were sweating and exhausted, then continuing on past breaking point, while gathering hundreds of photographs.
Cruel, I know
What really grabbed me later was how much these images looked like scenes from a crucifixion rather than a dance - to me anyway. What a real crucifixion might be like. More so perhaps than any of the other crucifixion-inspired pieces I've done. Less stylised and more horribly real, although only parts of the body are seen.
It's the suffering of the flesh, for me."
Breaking Art XIX
PROJECT: Breaking Art
an unlikely union between classical fine art and breakdance
oil on canvas
55 x 80cm