2020, Oil on linen, 60x50cm
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Hung Up is based on photographs of the Russian flag that appeared overnight hung on scaffolding on Salisbury Cathedral in February 2019, almost a year after the Novichok attack on former Russian double-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.
The hanging of the flag gained short-lived public attention, with residents and community leaders deeming it a disrespectful stunt. Painting the flag suspended against a grey background removes it from its original context and further obscures the perpetrator’s unclear meaning; whether it be mockery, occupation, or political antagonism.