The Cherry Eater by Stephen Allwright
Breakfast at Sister Artist in Residence
Dimensions: 60cm x 80cm
Framed in white wood frame
Stephen Allwright is a self-taught artist and has been practising since 1998. His work is a form of inverted self-portraiture. With the unfolding image as his guide, Allwright attempts to distill and decipher his responses to the manifest world by creating what he calls “an emblematic shorthand”. His work is uncompromisingly honest with an unmistakable style that is at times erotic and even violent but more often heart-wrenchingly tender.
“After emerging from the realm of sleep, what better way to celebrate our reengagement with the sensuality and materiality of the world than with food?”