Photograph by Andy Keate, courtesy of Gasworks, London.


Miserable wretch is a screen print in black and fluorescent orange ink on white paper. It matches the dimensions of the promotional posters displayed on the exterior of Gasworks, London, and it references a scene in Rachilde's Monsieur Venus: a Materialist Novel. In this scene the protagonist Raoule burns an ominous note, but then sees the words appear in letters of flame on her drawing room wall. In this print the words of the note are the same, but the domestic wall is based on the bedroom I occupied while a resident artist at Gasworks in summer 2016.

In Female Executioner at Gasworks, London, which opened in January 2017, this work shared a room with Inert being (2017) and Adulteress (2017). Next door, in a woad-blue enclave, were the works Stone breaker (2017) and Wax figure (2017).

A version of this print is available for purchase as an edition from Glasgow International.