Unique Original artwork
Artist: Ansel Krut
Jesus Bug, 2021
Oil on canvas
Ansel Krut is celebrated for his provocative and comic inventions. He takes inspiration from classical portraiture and cartoons, constructing dynamic forms with layers of brightly coloured paint.
Krut's paintings subvert the still life genre by linking unexpected objects to create playful and often dark compositions and characters. He is interested in the nature of perception and how artistic conventions and traditions set up expectations that can be disrupted. Krut has said, 'everything is turned on its head. And in a way I want to make images that don't allow you to settle on any certainties. Often you start looking at a picture and then you find the carpet has been pulled from your feet.'
Ansel Krut: Verbatim was shown at Hastings Contemporary in 2014