This painting is about how the young teen moved on to other things...
The painting shows a discarded puppet theatre with the characters left in disarray. The puppets can no longer perform, there is no more artifice.
The melancholy air
in the music of Abba was too dark. The young teen wanted to find different Utopias to escape too. As a young adult it would be this era of their music that would bring me the greatest satisfaction. This had to wait ten years however, hence the title of the
As a painter, there has always been an air of unease and darkness that goes alongside all kitsch and luminous imagery, a shadow for every bright light I suppose. This has always been fascinating to me. Perhaps in
part I have my enduring appreciation of Abba to thank for this.
Thank You For The Darkness, the dreams I'm painting....
Mark B. Timmins April,2016