Jonny Green’s paintings are based on his own sculptures, which is where my inspiration came from. Green’s paintings are very precise and realistic, the process of working is time consuming and labour intensive. As he needs to begin with making the sculptural objects, photographing them and then paint it. Green’s work bring to mind ideas of displacement, otherness, metamorphosis. Green explains his approach as one of chasing the human elements within his objects, to tell their story and make their voices heard and validate them.
The interesting thing about Jonny Green’s work is they are presented intentionally ambiguous, we don’t know what we are looking at, its origin and what its intention is, and this ambiguity challenges us when we look at his work.