Lion I is part of a larger portfolio of work called ‘Critical’ which was released late 2015
Exploring the theme of critically endangered species, This new series logically follows on from the sell out Natural Selection exhibition, focussing on wildlife whose existence is becoming increasingly perilous in the natural world. White continues his unique homage to his subject matter, executed in his trademark expressive style. Instantly recognisable, White’s work presents opulent oil paintings with a stark sense of life, fragility, movement and emotional integrity.
The series of portraits and movement works, engages the viewer to question our environment and our impact on life’s precarious equilibrium in the natural world, which is in danger of falling beyond our reach. The works depict beauty and grace, where the powerful and fragile are juxtaposed challenging the viewer.