- Stuart Brisley born 1933
- Roofing underlay, roofing felt, tarpaulin, canvas, sacking, bitumen and sand on hardboard
- Unconfirmed: 1099 x 1505 mm
- Purchased 2010
This painting is typical of the few surviving by Brisley from this period where a patchwork of materials – predominantly sand, tar and fragments of clothing or sacking material – extend across the work’s surface. It has been hit by hammers, and the resulting ‘wounds’ reveal a layering to the work. Where some of Brisley’s paintings of this period suggest figurative imagery, this is abstract; its subject and process being the urban materials deployed and manipulated by the artist.
Gallery label, September 2016