Mychael Barratt was born in Toronto, Canada and has been living and working in the UK since 1984. He is a painter and printmaker whose detailed work is often as narrative as it is visual. His work is steeped in imagery relating to art history, literature, theatre.
His work is held in many important collections including Her Majesty The Queen, British Museum, the British Library, Ashmolean Museum, V & A Museum, and the Jiangsu Museum of Contemporary Art.
The Life Imitating Art series features contemporary scenes of London and incorporates characters and objects lifted from art historical references.
Etching "Life imitating art II" shows a scene from the St. James's Park in London with characters from very well known paintings including: Edouard Manet "The Luncheon on the grass (Le dejeuner sur l'herbe)", Henry Wallis "The death of Chatterton". The work is signed, titled and numbered (edition 33/175). Framed.
This print was a Gift Aided donation to FARA Chiswick.