Hamish says: "The title ‘Cover Girl’ explains the appropriation of Vermeer’s ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’. The assimilation and recycling of iconic art in popular culture is seen frequently in the world of cinema and advertising. The girl with the pearl in my painting is actually wearing gold Chanel earrings with diamonds, to bring her into modern times, the difference is seen further by the spherical drop pearl rather than Vermeer’s teardrop cut. I am constantly aware that I will produce only an imitation possessing a superficial understanding and grasp of the majesty of the original."
Hamish's work ranges from social satire to modern masterpieces, and has been widely celebrated for his artistic vision and ability. You can shop his full portfolio of artwork here or discover more about his conceptual commentary on our blog.
Media: Oil, Paintings
Subjects: Portraits, Figurative, Humour
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