INXS KIRK PENGILLY PORTRAIT-1
To capture a man such as Kirk Pengilly in a portrait is no small feat. He is much more than the guy from INXS with the glasses and the mo. The man has rocked it with the best around the globe and has spent a lot of time in the bright lights.
Away from those spotlights, Kirk experiences life in all its light and shade. Just like the rest of us, he finds moments in his life when he seems to walk a bold path, his direction sure, and all seems to flow. On other days, his path seems all jagged edges, threatening to pierce out of boundaries that restrict and constrict. The dichotomy of a life fully lived.
This is the portrait of the inexplicable intricacy of a human being, exposed to the world as he passes through life, carrying his baggage nicely wrapped in little bubbles of memory, of joy, love and pain. He asks us, do we let our inner world fly free from us or cling desperately to it, only to burst apart from the sheer bigness of it all? It is up to you!
We all strive to climb our own personal mountains, to reach our peak! So what does a man like Kirk Pengilly do when he has reached his peak? Well, he gardens of course! He enjoys the finer things in life, a glass of wine, cooking, travel with his beautiful wife and watching the water cascade down waterfalls in the tropics.
This painting is a representation of the light and shade, ebbs and flows of the life of a man…