Avocado is an oil painting that was hung in one of the the L’otel exhibitions. It sold to someone who said it was a gift for a friend or associate.
This was one of my favourites, an exercise in complementary colours with the yellow and blue but it also ended up with a feeling of a-moment-in-time where the people are out of frame and these objects sit, waiting. It was painted in Balmain in 1991 over several sessions. As well as an exercise in colour, I was using some fragmentation in the lines that came from studying the cubist painters. It’s not a cubist painting but I liked the way the chair cutting into the table pulled the image back to being a flat surface.