Ode to Haring (2020)

Ode to Haring (2020) – 21 cm x 29.7 cm – Acrylic paints and brush pens on white card

This is a tribute to the late Keith Haring.

Work created in brush pen and acrylics on what would have been Keith Haring’s 62nd Birthday, 4th May 2020.

What is strange about the above statement is that I had no idea it was his birthday until I posted my work online and a friend mentioned it. I felt an urge to paint a tribute to Keith and knowing that it was his birthday made it even more special.

My intention for the observer, is to get a sense of Haring’s optimism and the joy he brought to the world. Created mainly in grey tones with a bright red colour pop to bring emphasis the love he radiated.