Sunday 23 May 2021

Lex Terrare: Roger Scruton Experiencing the Sublime in Hull, European City of Culture, 2021


Resin, oil paint, human hair 
Scale of 4:3, displayed on an Artex wall. Cast and made to physiognomically resemble Sir Roger Scruton experiencing the sublime. Scruton was often considered an exponent of contemporary classical conservatism in UK. Writing The Meaning of Conservatism, 1980-which he described as ‘a somewhat Hegelian defence of Tory values in the face of their betrayal by the free marketeers.’ This first prototype is an attempt blur the relationship between the ‘model’ as a speculative object and an artefact of caricature. From Walpole’s arse to Major’s underwear.