VEGETABLES GO TO SCHOOL 1983
Chris Orr (1943 – )
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Orr studied at Ravensbourne College of Art and the Royal College of Art where he later became Professor of Printmaking. Described variously as quintessentially English or a latter- day Hogarth, Orr has said that “Many of my pictures are composed of well-mixed metaphors, arcane references, allusions and jokes but I have always drawn from life and seen the role of the artist as a viewer and a voyeur. The fantastical and the eccentric are only other ways of getting at the truths of things that I see around me.” This comedy of manners acted out by vegetables is typical of Orr’s witty and parodic vein.
Thresholds, British Council 2010