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Horace Panter

It could be said that Horace's paintings are
autobiographical in that they emerge from experiences,
places, people and paintings that he has met on his travels.
His influences are eclectic and range from the naive
stylised jungles of Henri Rousseau to the pop art
paraphernalia of Peter Blake with bits of Mark Rothko,
Kenneth Noland, Wayne Thiebaud or Joseph Cornell thrown into
the mix. He is not averse to appropriating images from his
favourite artists and subverting them to suit his own
purpose in his own paintings.

However, he has always been fascinated by traditional forms
of iconography so each of his paintings has the concept of
'iconographic writing' at its centre.' Iconography' he says
'is like graffiti in that it is written/textualised' and
serves a practical purpose. This also applies to iconic
forms of political propaganda in which art reflects an
ideology and is used as a tool to reinforce political
rhetoric. Horace's aim in creating contemporary iconography
is to question the narrative of the icon by reproducing and
questioning its status and authority in a post-modern
setting.