Still Life of a Painter
“I gotta say, when I see it hung, I’m pleased.”
24 hours before the opening of his latest exhibition, Guggi, born Derek Rowan, reclines in an office room in the Kerlin Gallery, mere yards from where the fruit of his last few years of work adorns the walls.
“It’s a strange thing,” he says, “you don’t really know the exhibition you have just done until you see it hung.”
Guggi looks exactly like what he is: an ex avant-garde rock musician turned painter. Lean, with shoulder length hair and lupine features, he appears significantly younger than his 50 years. His paintings eschew ...