Ross Watson's celebrated artworks of seriously sexy surf twins, tri-athletes and gay icon Tina Arena
'He is a magician', commented Sir Ian McKellen during the launch of Ross Watson's London exhibition. In this new series, Watson has again weaved his magic, creating paintings depicting dreamscapes: Ideals of beauty. 'Visions to stop us in our tracks, to catch our collective breath and admire with intrigue'.
010:COAST is inspired by Watson's observations of the Noosa Iron Man competitions he has followed since childhood. The artist's legendary technique is masterfully employed depicting men in their prime, from surfer twins to tri-athletes engaged in their passions.
Each coastal panorama instantly transports the viewer beachside and represents a departure from the artist's recent oeuvre. It is easy to imagine the roar of the crowd and crashing of waves as spectacularly fit athletes strive for the finish line.
010:COAST inspired Stephen Fry to write "Oh goodness - your works get sexier and sexier and more and more accomplished - lost in admiration!"
Tina Arena recently modelled for Watson, the result of which also features in the must-see exhibition, yet another example of the artist celebrating gay icons through his thirty year international career.
The Pinnacle Foundation, supporting gay youth, is the beneficiary of this exhibition, with a proportion of all Limited Edition Prints sold at the Launch Event donated. More info available at rosswatson.com