In The Realm of the Minotaur

A selection of works in oil and pastel on paper developed from the Minotaur myth, using imagination and my figure drawings as starting points.

Words from the Artist

“I was very interested in Greek myths when I was at college in the 70s, producing work around the Icarus theme. On a visit to Crete seven years ago, I visited the site at Knossos and that struck a long-buried chord and images of the Minotaur began to appear in my work, resulting in a still-continuing series of paintings and drawings that attempt to provide images in which the minotaur as symbol is subjected to a series of often oblique and opaque questions.” Ian Watson, Artist