Nostalgia for a Drink in a Café, 2021
50 x 70 cm
Oil on linen
(ships from Greece)
In this painting, a large figure sits in profile view at a dark teal table in an unassuming setting. With one hand resting on the table and the other touching the figure's face with blue and yellow painted nails. The figure's face is less defined and articulated but almost in a sleep state. They are wearing a patterned navy blue overcoat with a baby blue shirt underneath and a burnt red colour hat. On the table lies a classic martini glass; this painting bears a resemblance to a modern-day version of Manet’s Absinthe drinker. This image, particularly in light of the last year of the pandemic closure of social settings, resonates with the viewer as a reminder of the nostalgia of a drink in a café.