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Layla Andrews

Bread and Dance, 2021

Acrylic and oil pastel on board
100 x 100 cms
Framed size: 106 x 106 cms


Two musicians, a guitarist and an accordion player, seem in the middle of a song together, each wearing a colourful shirt and in one case, a sharp hat. The palette around them is luxurious; the opulent jewel tones of the red and green adding depth and richness to the scene, as if they are playing at the at the end of an evening in a warm and convivial bar.  But the spatial relationship between the players is ambiguous: the colours behind them seem to indicate some separation, as if each is occupying his own space. Could it be that these musicians are remembering a time when they played together, the music closing the gap of distance and time, between them, bringing them together once more. The title perhaps alludes to all that each musician needs to be happy: enough food to eat and the transporting power of music to connect us.

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Provenance: From the artist's studio

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