BBBango

Ryde, United Kingdom

BBBango is a pseudonym. He paints, in oil and acrylics onto paper, canvas and terracotta

BBBango is a pseudonym. He paints, in oil and acrylics onto paper, canvas and terracotta, a number of Pop Art paintings of Seascapes, Machinery and Nudes. He has recently launched ‘Spin Art’ where a picture can be viewed from any angle and another picture appears to appear. He is a producer of over 165 Slightly ‘Saucy’ Music Videos showcasing original unsigned music (find on vimeo.com Search using search term ‘Bango’). Stills taken from these videos provide a lot of the inspiration for the paintings and Photo Studies. He runs a Gallery and shop in Bembridge, Isle of Wight showcasing local artists and his own work including terracotta, clay and mini bricks. See more at www.ClayClay.co.uk.

His Art: Simple but effective, his paintings, which are done in less than four hours, are determined by his desire for quickness and is inevitably distracted in the forming of a image by new colours or influences. Heavily influenced by Roy Lichtenstein, Edvard Munch and Rothko his works seems to reflect both ‘classicism’ and ‘abstraction’ yet within the ‘pop art’ ethos and he does it all at both ends of the image rainbow – some works are so full of images one doesn‘t know where to start to look – his ‘realistically abstract’ paintings his ‘Spin Art’. Whereas at the other end of the spectrum there is nothing but colour – his ‘multiform’ paintings. He is increasingly painting ‘large’. Large-scale paintings are used in order to overwhelm the viewer and make the viewer feel “enveloped within” the painting. Others may say the large size is an attempt to make up for a lack of substance which is why BBBango also offers the same images in much smaller canvas formats. He says in retaliation ‘I realize that historically the function of painting large pictures is painting something very grandiose and pompous. The reason I paint them large is precisely because I want to be very intimate and human. To paint a small picture is to place yourself outside your experience. If you paint a larger picture, you are in it. It isn’t something I can command!’ BBBango even recommends that a viewer position themselves as little as 18 inches away from the canvas so that they may experience a sense of intimacy, as well as awe, indeed a transcendence of the individual, and a sense of the unknown. Pompous words for a Crap artist!

  • Joined: September 2013
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