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Billy Childish

man on an icy sea (version y), 2013

Oil and charcoal on linen
72 × 108 1/10 in
183 × 274.5 cm
Location
Berlin
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© billy childish courtesy neugerriemschneider, Berlin photo: Jens Ziehe, Berlin
Billy Childish
British, b. 1959
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Punk rocker, poet, and novelist Billy Childish’s body of work documents and explores his struggles coming to terms with addiction, abuse, and a childhood spent in a dysfunctional family. In his paintings of erupting volcanoes, pastoral scenes, and portraits of musicians and mountaineers, ominous skies and shadowy figures seem to swirl across the canvas in an Expressionistic manner and emotional intensity, recalling the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh and Edvard Munch. A self-professed outsider of the contemporary art world and advocate for amateurism, Childish is credited as a co-founder of Stuckism with Charles Thomson in 1999. Because he has been associated with St. Martins School of Art classmate and friend YBA Peter Doig, as well as Tracey Emin, Childish has been considered a YBA, however the artist has resolutely asserted his independent status.

Billy Childish, ‘man on an icy sea (version y)’, 2013, neugerriemschneider
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Billy Childish, ‘man on an icy sea (version y)’, 2013, neugerriemschneider
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About the work
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© billy childish courtesy neugerriemschneider, Berlin photo: Jens Ziehe, Berlin
Billy Childish
British, b. 1959
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Punk rocker, poet, and novelist Billy Childish’s body of work documents and explores his struggles coming to terms with addiction, abuse, and a childhood spent in a dysfunctional family. In his paintings of erupting volcanoes, pastoral scenes, and portraits of musicians and mountaineers, ominous skies and shadowy figures seem to swirl across the canvas in an Expressionistic manner and emotional intensity, recalling the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh and Edvard Munch. A self-professed outsider of the contemporary art world and advocate for amateurism, Childish is credited as a co-founder of Stuckism with Charles Thomson in 1999. Because he has been associated with St. Martins School of Art classmate and friend YBA Peter Doig, as well as Tracey Emin, Childish has been considered a YBA, however the artist has resolutely asserted his independent status.

Billy Childish

man on an icy sea (version y), 2013

Oil and charcoal on linen
72 × 108 1/10 in
183 × 274.5 cm
Location
Berlin
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