'After Mostly: A Story of Downsizing' is a riches-to-rags story that was prompted by the outcome of the Brexit Referendum. The book takes the form of a series of drawings with captions, which are linked together to form a narrative. The drawings derive from paintings made over the course of Richard Sorrell's career. These are invented figurative paintings, or pictures of people doing things. They may show innocent scenes like people walking through a nature reserve or going to a house warming party. When adapted for the story, however, they are given a more forlorn meaning, and trace a gradual decline from a state of privileged comfort to the loss of everything, which seems to echo Voltaire's Candide where each downward step was seen as ' all for the best in the best of all possible worlds'.
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'After Mostly, a story of downsizing' is priced at £7.99, and may be purchased from Richard Sorrell. Please email or call (or write).