If money and space were no object, what would you put in your living room?
Tagsmart’s Tom Toumazis MBE and Sophie Noire caught up with the pop artist Deborah Azzopardi to talk about art and about her three favourite artworks she would put in her living room if money and space were no object.
Deborah Azzopardi is a London-based Pop Artist who is world-renowned for the distinctive and playful pop art images she has been creating for over 30 years. Whilst her colours serve as the initial bait to gain the viewer’s attention, it is her subject matter that hooks you and keeps you captivated. Playing with the drama and joy of everyday life, her works are provocatively flirtatious, highlighted by playful titles, and celebrate the comedy of turbulent relationships, seductions and the fantasies and worries we all have.
She is represented by The Cynthia Corbett Gallery.
Check out Deborah’s Art Haven and the reasons of her choices!
Heath Robinson - Pancake machine (1914)
Heath Robinson (1872 –1944) is an English cartoonist and illustrator best known for drawings of ridiculously complicated machines and inventions.
Deborah says: “I was a child when my mother first showed me Robinson’s work. I found it interesting that an adult could laugh at a drawing and when I saw the work I did the same. As a child, Heath Robinson’s work resonated with me immediately. No words, just pictures. Lewis Caroll wrote in Alice in Wonderland, “What is the use of a book… without pictures?” Heath Robinson proved that a picture really does say it all. I didn’t need words. I can stare at his illustrations for ages and find humour in the smallest detail. When the ‘Mouse Trap’ game was invented, this for me was Heath Robinson live!”
Roy Lichtenstein - Woman In The Bath (1963)
Another of Deborah’s artwork for her Haven is the incredible work by Lichtenstein!
She states: “I love the simplicity of his works. I’d love to own one of his larger size works, particularly the woman in the bath. I enjoy the big dimensions of his work, the high impact with colour and humour. His art has an energy.”
Toulouse Lautrec - Moulin Rouge: La Goulue (1891)
Toulouse Lautrec La Goulue is among Deborah’s Art Haven.
In almost all of his paintings you can see his skills of illustration and caricature. He captures expressions, and mannerisms with the precision of the illustrative line. In his own style he produced a collection of enticing, elegant and provocative images of the time. Lively and captivating - they set the scene.” He had a natural talent’.
Deborah Azzopardi’s upcoming exhibition
Deborah Azzopardi will be exhibiting in Art Basel Miami in December to celebrate the Miami Debut of Love is the Answer at the Cynthia Corbett Gallery from the 5th to the 10th of December.
‘Love is the Answer….’ by Deborah Azzopardi, Will be exhibited in Art Miami December 5th to 10th of December 2017, Courtesy of The Cynthia Corbett Gallery.
To find out more about Deborah’s work visit her website on: https://deborahazzopardi.co.uk