This is probably my most complicated interior.. lots of hierarchies and objects to keep in order. I tried a few versions, some with more furniture, some very spare. I think the ones with more were more successful over all.
A very formal, detached and disturbing environment. There is a troublesome psychology going on in this room that desperately needs something human & maybe opposite to relax it from itself. I looked at some of your other work & feel a similar distance. Have you ever considered throwing a wrench into all this formality ? Imagine if there was a comic book on the couch in the foreground.
IMHO the feeling of claustrophobia is intense and this is one of Mr Harris’s only paintings I’ve seen that give this feeling. It has something to do with the position of the couches and the lack of space- and space is his forte. His open interiors are like some of the best portraits I’ve seen.
Theres something about a panting that gives this type of uneasy feeling that is strangely attractive after you get over that feeling. To me it has something to do with the lamp on the right, and the lamp of the same shape directly on the other side of the wall. Since its on the separate side, through the corridor, it looks like you seeing a mirror image.