Woking, The Lightbox, The Ingram Collection: Planes, Trains and Automobiles, 21 April – 28 June 2015
The artist says: I used to commute to university and became familiar with the faces in the carriage. Almost everyone was buried in their phones and newspapers. The majority, like the two in my picture, seemed both stressed and bored. Any disturbance in the carriage – like someone talking loudly in a phone, or a baby crying – went down very badly. The painting attempts to sum-up my years of commuting – but I’d like people to make up their own minds about what’s going on, and the relationship between the baby and the man in the striped shirt.