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Portrait of a Performer During a Pandemic by John Martin

Portrait of a Performer During a Pandemic

John Martin

A portrait of
Jeremy Neale
Medium
Oil on canvas

Dimensions

107 x 81 cm
Representation
The artist represents themselves
Category
No specific categories
About the artwork

The pandemic has been especially devastating for musicians who rely on live shows and touring‚ both of which were made impossible with necessary public health measures. Jeremy Neale’s latest album was released in late February and he was anticipating a tour but instead finds himself in the slower-paced life of isolation.

About the sitter

Jeremy Neale is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His music has traversed a diverse landscape of guitar pop in his journey as a solo artist and in various Brisbane bands. Jeremy is also a husband, a new father, and the nicest musician in Australia. 

About the artist

John Martin is a Brisbane architect and artist working predominantly in portraiture and new media. He has had artworks shown in group shows including the John Copes Portrait Prize (2018), Brisbane Portrait Prize (2019), and The Lethbridge 20000 (2020).

“The pandemic has been especially devastating for musicians who rely on live shows and touring‚ both of which were made impossible with necessary public health measures.”

Behind the scenes