Lockdown Hair, Unkempt Self Portrait 1, 2021, Oil on board, 31x50cm
"Plant’s self-portraits in lockdown perceptively capture the confusion, chaos, loss and humility we’ve experienced living with a pandemic. There’s something relatable and beautifully tragic about the artist’s gaze, inviting you into his story and perhaps, a resignation that this is our new normality. How do we connect, read faces, create intimacy in a time of visual obscurity? In Plant’s case, his storytelling is all in those eyes."
Helen Davies, Culture Director Arts Organisation Bristol & Co-CEO of Inbetweentime.co.uk
"EXACTITUDE IS THE CONFUSION OF FAMILIAR THINGS. ART IS CREATING THINGS ONE IS UNFAMILIAR WITH."
"THE MOST DIFFICULT THING TO DO
IS WHAT'S MOST FAMILIAR."