Man on the Telephone

A tattooed man sits naked speaking on the telephone surrounded by various possessions and a pile of empty beer bottles. 

A decade in the making, this 2.3×1.5m painting started it’s life as a film still from Vincent Gallo’s Buffalo 66 (1998).Several layers have since been applied and removed like the walls of a newly decorated room. Each component of the painting (including all of the objects surrounding the man) have their own backstory. It is therefore a collage of multiple stories stitched together to form a single staged scene.