Execution date: 2021
Dimensions: 64 x 62 cm unframed, 50 x 50 cm image
Inscription: numbered, titled and signed on front
Edition size: 15
Mychael Barratt was born in Toronto, Canada, however, considers himself to be a Londoner since arriving for what was supposed to be a two-week stay 30 years ago. He is a narrative artist whose work is steeped in imagery relating to art history, literature, theatre and everything else that overfills his bookshelves. He was an Artist-in-Residence for Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre throughout Mark Rylance’s reign as Artistic Director.
In 2011, just prior to the 2012 Summer Olympics, he was commissioned to paint a large-scale mural on T. V. Edwards Solicitor’s building on Mile End Road. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and in 2013 was elected to be its 12th President.
Work is in the collections of Her Majesty, The Queen; the British Museum; the British Library (permanent collection of maps); Ashmolean Museum; Victoria and Albert Museum; Canada House; the National Art Museum of China, Beijing; and Jiangsu Museum of Contemporary Art, Jiangsu, China.