Ken Currie is active/lives in United Kingdom. Ken Currie is known for painting.
Biography Ken Currie
Ken Currie's monumental works of this period examine the interaction
between the city of Glasgow itself (undergoing a surface makeover in
preparation for the European City of Culture award in 1990) and its
citizens, depicted not as portrait studies but as a series of recurring
motifs. In the form of large-scale figurative painting, Currie
explores themes of physicality, brutality and oppression, and this
important work follows on from the (post) industrial Glasgow Triptych of 1986. The left panel, Night Shift,
presents the 'wandering man' totem (Currie's own notes as follows
"torpedo shrapnel in skull/cataract/hearing aid/crutch/Courbet's
Beggar/Courbet's The Wandering Jew/an outsider observing/rucksack
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