Exploiting found and re-worked materials, the five paintings and one sculpture that I have made in this series investigate representations of masculinity. Comprising 5 basketballs reworked to form an animal hide, "On a Hiding to Nothing" probes stereotypically 'masculine' attributes such as prowess in hunting and sport. In contrast, my paintings borrow their titles from song lyrics and feature candy-coloured phallic creatures that appear to be searching for something, possibly the 'free love' that their pop-psychedelic grooviness recalls.

List of work:

'On a hiding to nothing', 5 basketballs painted, plus wooden pallet, Morgan Tipping, 2015.

'Come baby, come baby, baby come come', Emulsion paint on found board, 45 cm x 60 cm, Morgan Tipping, 2015.

'Do wop that thing', Emulsion paint on found board, 45 cm x 60 cm, Morgan Tipping, 2015.

'Groove is in the heart',  Emulsion paint on found board, 40 cm x 50 cm, Morgan Tipping, 2015.

'No diggity',  Emulsion paint on found board, 40 cm x 50 cm, Morgan Tipping, 2015.

'Vibe, you got it', Emulsion paint on found board, 40 cm x 50 cm, Morgan Tipping, 2015.

 

This series was exhibited at Bedford University to mark the end of my residency there.