Monday, 14 November 2011


I love Doreen Southwood's painted bronze sculptures. It's been a while since she won the overall Brett Kebble for her The Swimmer, so it is really hard to find images of her early work online. She is the founder of the boutique MEMEME and an accomplished Fashion Designer. I was drawn to the Madonna like stillness and perfect muted palette.

The gloss of the paint and inherent melancholy reminds me of the large charity collection sculptures of a girl with yellow hair that used to be in shops.

Turns out Damien Hirst did a 22 foot high painted bronze of the statue called Charity.

Another artist who works with painted bronze is Mark Quinn, who portrayed Kate Moss as a yogi. I thought he was the sculptor that did the pregnant Britney Spears nude but that was actually Daniel Edwards.