A Burger King meal- I was drawn to the blue tray and the idiot face implied by the catsup eyes. The ketchup eyes also reminded me of Jasper Johns’ ‘Painting With Balls’ which had always amused me. I’m employing my default pictoral strategy here of having the food facing up at the viewer to imply that this is your meal, and in this statement I just wanted to use all of the spellings of catchup.
Wow – this is actually making me hungry. Been avoiding fast food of late – no craving for it, really…UNTIL NOW, DAMMIT!!!
Thanks John, I’d like to be able to say I find this stuff disgusting, but it has a siren call as well as a less appealing side. Sometimes the worse stuff just hits the spot!
I’m pleased to see a new piece of your on Open Museum, Marc. Its all gone quiet and I need to do more myself. Brilliantly creepy, as usual; I particularly like the little droplets of Coke on the underside of the lid. Its those very small, almost unnoticable but perfectly observed things which say so much in your work. The ketchup is very well done, very tactile.
Thank you Martin! It’s fun painting something like ketchup as it’s almost like painting paint. Oil paint has a similar shine and viscosity. Hope to see more of your work on here soon as well!
But how does Burger King spell it? That you always scramble the text in your painting is ironic in light of your interest in spelling catsoup.
They spell it with 15 calories per tablespoon, a little fat and some sodium- on your triple Whopper with cheese it spells 1,230 calories.
It’s funny- I like lettering but not words on paintings.