Jeff Liss, born 1958, is a Cape Town artist who works from his studio in Woodstock, Cape Town.

Pope Innocent X Series, The Cockerels:

This series is a study in the painting style of the 17th century Baroque era. The works have taken inspiration from the portrait of Pope Innocent X which was painted by the Spanish painter Diego Velasquez in 1650. The subject of the cockerels expresses vulnerability in the illusion of power and status. The drama of each scene is heightened by the presence of a dark and watchful space. A capsule which holds the emboldened subject for a snap shot moment in time, suspended by what has gone before and the uncertainty of what is to come.

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