Counter Arts
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Counter Arts

I’m in there somewhere

Self Portrait “Sim 84” (Crop) Oil on Cardboard © Simon Goss MA 1984

Its indistinctness speaks volumes to me.

My very first oil painting from 1984 would have to be a self portrait. As an art student I often experimented with new media in my bedroom, where I would usually be the only available subject matter. Consequently I have several self portraits from the early eighties, each in a different medium. I messed about with acrylics, watercolour, gouache and one, of my sunburned torso in the…

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