Friday, 6 May 2011

Ken Currie Shot Boy

This staggering painting which  was inspired by a news paper report of urban violence.  It presents a young boy who  had been shot dead.  Ken Currie shows the boy suspended in time ,his spirit hovering between life and death. Currie intended the boy’s damaged body to represent the damaged society in which it could happen. Currie was born and brought up in North Shields and later became one of the Glasgow School of Artist. Currently you can see it in Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle.   

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