Title: Living Too Late Skull #2.

Painted by Ollie Smith

Completed: June 29, 2021.

Height: 91cm

Width: 91cm

Medium: spray paints

Materials: On board

Availability: For sale

Price: £1,250.00


Generally the ‘Skulls’ in the ‘Living Too Late’ paintings are flat and present to us a one dimensional view of the face of our own mortality and what is then left behind. This remnant icon of the skull is contrasted by the illustration of the outline of flying insects, which leave behind their own structure when they perish. I find the skulls fascinating and the work is not solely looking into mortality or dealing primarily with death, the Living Too Late skull series of painting is my questioning why I find the image of a skull so vivid and fascinating, so in short they are no way meant to be treated as morbid or sombre. Anyway, I hope you like them as much as I do.