48" x 48"
Mixed Media on Aluminium
Black floating frame
You were the coolest kid on the block if you had a two foot wide Ghettoblaster perched on your shoulder, blasting out classic hip-hop tunes. I always remember watching the first robotics and breakdancing in the 1980s and being fascinated by these new kinds of dance. I was more of a robotics man than a breakdancer, and have some fun memories of doing robotics to Kraftwerk and Herbie Hancock in a burgundy shirt and tie with a white glove like Michael Jackson! This painting celebrates the Ghettoblaster as a tool for enjoying, sharing and mixing the latest music, which played such a big part in 1980s culture. Painted with lashings of vivid colour, this piece exudes a sense of the immense sounds and heavy beats the Ghettoblaster provided.
This painting celebrates the Ghettoblaster as a tool for enjoying, sharing and mixing the latest music, which played such a big part in 1980s culture.
You might also enjoy these other Retro paintings from Paul's 365 Project. This was a year-long journey exploring a different range of mediums & working at sizes often smaller, than with his studio pieces. In many cases these formed the studies behind the larger studio works.