ohnny Cash Joker Oil and charcoal portrait of Johnny Cash as the Joker – reflecting on Joaquin Phoenix’s portrayal of the failed comedian in Todd Philips recent hit movie based in the70’s.
I made the connection between the two from Joaquin played Johnny Cash in the 2006 award winning movie “Walk the line”I’m drawn to the play on darkness behind portraits, stars from the centre stage in our pop culture, but from within lies a deeper story behind each great musician, actor, or icon. I attempted to capture the depth of mental illness and to honour the grit & pain behind stardom, a tribute to all concerned.
Johnny was created in deep layers of acrylic and oil paint on wood. To reveal the depth of the piece I slowly removed the layers thus exposing the wood grain to emphasise damage, a tarnished finish to highlight the depth behind the piece.
Available sizes (International paper)
*A5 - 5.83" x 8.27" (210mm x 148mm)
*A4 - 8.27" x 11.70" (297mm x 210mm)
*A3 - 11.70" x 16.55" (420mm x 297mm)
*A2 - 16.55" x 23.44" (594mm x 420mm)
*A1 - 23.44" x 33.10" (841mm x 594mm)
* 8.5" x 11" (216mm x 279mm)
* 11" x 17" (279mm x 432mm)
* 18" x 24" (457mm x 610mm
* 24" x 36" (610mm x 914mm)
Please be aware that the colours and paper you see on your monitor may differ slightly from the actual colours of the print.
All prints are carefully packed for shipping with durable wide postal tubes to avoid too much curvature, any print under A3 will be packed in a cellophane bag within a ridged hard back envelope and shipped by Royal Mail.