Home Fires 10: Dale Lewis and Daniel Culpan

22 September 2020

In this episode of Home Fires, Dale Lewis discusses his painting Black Jack (2020) with writer and critic Daniel Culpan. Compositionally inspired by Agostino Dei Musi’s Allegory of Death and Fame (1518), Black Jack depicts the fatal stabbing of a young Romanian man that occurred in Stratford in 2018. The charged painting reflects on the vulnerability of youth, whilst addressing the cultural influence of toxic masculinity over young men in their formative years.