Having spent much of his childhood reading Tintin comics, Booth's love of cartoons, graphic novels and 1950s storybooks strongly influences his work. Distancing himself from the 'high art' Pop genre made famous by Warhol and Lichtenstein, Booth embraces the 'low brow'. Describing his work as “Lichtenstein goes to Osaka”, Booth reanimates Japanese anime, inspired by the 'super-flat' movement led by artists such as Takashi Murakami.
Booth's ability to evoke a sense of movement and sound is peremptory; his works point to the possibility of revisiting the imagination and possibilities of our childhood.
Acrylic on board
150 x 150cm