Jimmy Merris (B. 1983)
Self Portrait with Swimming Goggles
signed, titled, inscribed and dated 'Self Portrait with Swimming Goggles 4/4 Jimmy Merris 2013' (on the reverse)
googles, 2K laquer and screen print on screen with metal stretcher
37 x 28in. (94 x 71cm.)
Executed in 2013, this work is from a series of four, each unique
‘I went to the Tate and I got the audio guide, and the curator, Flavia Frigeri, said that Matisse went diving in wooden goggles. I’d already made the work by this point, but it cheered me up nonetheless.’ (Jimmy Merris, 2015).