I'm pleased to present ‘The Missing Tiger’, an acrylic painting completed for a new series called ‘Beyond Reality’. This will be showing for the first time at the 6th edition of The Other Art Fair, 24-27 April 2014, Ambika P3, Marylebone.
I photographed this scene at Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park. There was something about the scene that reminded me of Rousseau’s painting, ‘Surprised!’ (1891). I felt anytime the tiger could come out anytime. The light and colors caught my eye and the fact that the two girls were photographing the same thing as me, being oblivious that I was behind them. I could have been a predator, or maybe the person who would warn them about the danger.
I like imagining stories of what I witness with my camera. It all goes back to my long rides on the bus to school when I was a child. I used to pass the time looking outside the window and making up stories about the people I saw. I'm hoping that the viewer can also look beyond what they see and engage with the painting making their own associations.
Showing in this slide show is the painting and some details of it. Enjoy!