Well here we have a work that we are well overdue in sharing with you, but certainly one we would not miss out on presenting on the blog. The work in question is the incredible mural painted by Irony put up in Penge last month for our SprayExhibition20 community project. The striking work entitled ‘The Price Of Everything’ makes excellent use of the space available, something which is very prevalent in Irony’s compositions, on this occasion a concrete billboard frame that adorns this wall in a former market street. Using the pre-existing frame Irony set to make it appear – to excellent effect – that someone has hung a painting on the wall, which is in-turn melting into the image and down to the floor. The inspiration behind the work sets to examine the intricate value of an artwork or indeed any given object, how something can become valuable just because it is expected to be or someone deems it to be that price irrespective of the quality or value of the work in question. This concept is exemplified by how the subject of Irony’s portrait has been consumed by the packaging and all that comes with this, obscuring the true intent of an otherwise classical portraiture tradition – don’t always buy the hype of the packaging.
We would like to say a big thanks to the kind staff at the M B’s Hair Design allowing us to get Irony to add something so beautiful to their property. We also would like to offer a massive thanks to Irony for coming down to add this incredible work, we couldn’t be happier with the latest addition to SprayExhibition20 for us and the local SE20 community to enjoy.
Wall prepped and ready for the awaiting transormation.
Work-in-progress by Irony.
The stunning and certainly finished striking work from Irony.
Excellent addition to the work with the inclusion of this information board as one would find in a gallery placed alongside Irony’s framed painting and perfectly rounded off with the subtle addition of the red ‘sold’ dot.