Painting Of The Week - David Henty's recreation of Jean-Michel Basquiat
This week we have been appreciating the artwork of late, hip artist J-M Basquiat. Having died tragically at the young age of 27 from drug intoxication, his art is highly recognised more than ever before, with his unique punk art and neo-expressionism style his paintings are selling for millions, worldwide.
David likes painting Basquiat because of the spontaneity of the paintings.
Its as if Basquiat is drawing on something inside himself, creating straight from the well of his sub conscious without conscious thought. Expressing himself straight on to the canvas without hesitation - this is one of David's favourite ways to paint.