Two Hundred and Fifty Grand (Scratchcard Painting #18)
For this series of paintings I took found discarded losing National Lottery scratch cards and scanned them, playing with the levels until just the scratch marks were revealed. I then painted these on various sought after surfaces that tend to appeal to interior designers and 'Instagramable' artwork using thick paint, in contrast to the quickly scratched and thrown away nature of the subject matter. For me these paintings are a manifestation of the space between hope and despair. They represent that moment when someone is upset enough at not winning big to just throw their losing scratchcard on the floor.