'Startle' by Felix Treadwell, 2018
9.8 x 7.9 x 1.2 Inches
25cm x 20cm x 3cm
Hand-painted acrylic on canvas, gallery wrapped on wood stretcher bars.
Original artwork (#1/1)
Signed and dated by the artist on reverse.
Includes original gallery COA.
Felix Treadwell’s bubbly, cartoonish acrylic portraits mostly depict Feelo, an invented adolescent character whose big eyes and raindrop nose radiate youthful charm. Evoking the unease and vulnerability of pre-adulthood, Feelo takes inspiration from fashion blogs and the artist’s own teenaged style.
The U.K.-born Treadwell studied at the Royal College of Art and has exhibited in London, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Mallorca, and beyond. With his pared-down, rosy-cheeked portraits, Treadwell captures the wonder and mystery of youth.