ABOUT THE ARTWORK
Stuart has completed a series of eleven Harry Potter-inspired paintings in his characteristic Pop Art style titled 'Revelations: A Portrait of Magic', under license from Warner Bros. The paintings are both intricate and beautiful.
There are many illusions, but there is also reality, and Stuart is urging us to look there for our truth and, more importantly, our future.
Here, Harry Potter's eye is deliberately framed to center the viewer's gaze and, shining forth from his eyes, we see omniscience that belies his age. Due to Stuart's use of key imagery- the Hogwarts Express, the phoenix, and the sign for platform 9 3/4- the image becomes transportive. The suggested arch of a gothic stained glass window framing Harry evokes the religious theme we see throughout this collection.