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). Each component of the painting has it’s own backstory. It is therefore a collage of stories stitched together to form a single staged scene.