Johnnie

CherieStrongArt

Croftby, Australia

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Oil on canvas
Portrait of Johnnie Rotten from sex pistols

This portrait is one of my fav’s. There is a story behind it because it is not the first one i have done but the first one i have exhibited.
Back in the art school days this was a project i completed in painting class. I think we had to do a cubist like painting. Being niave then i took it kind of literally and came up with this concept. I was fully into my alternative years and punk and grunge rained supreme so Johnny Rotton seemed like the perfect subject!
The one i did back then was more muted in colours and although i always loved it I knew i’d like to do another with the vibrant colours that i thought suited his persona more. The saftey pins and chains are real and i wanted them on his suit but they looked dicky so put them off to one side as i still wanted them in the painting. I never feel the need to call the painting anymore than ‘Johnnie’ because if you were into that genre you would know who i mean!

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