How does my trade compare to your trade?
These 50 small paintings form a stand alone project where I produced a piece of work at every studio visit over a period of 3 months. It was motivated by conversations on how artists approach and structure their working lives and how akin this is to other types of work, trade or job.
I set out to replicate a ‘normal’ working situation – a given period of time at the workplace, with a given output, for a given sum of remuneration – an approximation of the UK’s daily minimum wage.
I hope that in choosing this figure, there is a heightened sense of this project being a type of fool’s errand, an unsustainable model, perhaps unviable long term financially and creatively.
Each painting is available to buy for £50.
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