The Summer Auction 2019

06 JUL 2019 6:00 PM - 06 JUL 2019 8:00 PM
Candid Arts, London EC1V 1NQ
The Summer Auction 2019 - Lot 3, Mike Edwards, Black Fireworks
The Summer Auction 2019 - Lot 3, Mike Edwards, Black Fireworks

3. Mike Edwards

Black Fireworks

Signed and dated
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 40 cm.
Painted in 2017


£280 - 450

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An 'action painting', this work was created by throwing a small balloon filled with paint onto a needle projected through the canvas.

Painted as a metaphor for fireworks that darken the sky as opposed to light it, this painting was painted on the current US president's inauguration day (20 January 17) and reflects the artist's thoughts on this appointment.


Brighton based Mike Edwards recently completed a major portrait of Lord Attenborough made from the names of Hollywood stars - now on permanent display at the new Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts in Brighton. 

Mike has created stage sets for the rock band Blur and produced commissioned artworks for Bacardi, Budweiser and Urban Outfitters. His work can be found in collections all over the world - including Roger Taylor, Zoe Ball and the late publisher Felix Dennis. 

Mike Edwards has a BA in Fine Arts from the Birmingham Institute of Art & Design.


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