Look up here I’m in heaven now – David Bowie Art
Look Up Here I’m in heaven now is a Fine art portrait oil painting and collectors prints of David Bowie and Ziggy Stardust. The infinitely changeable performer and songwriter who taught generations of musicians about the power of drama, images and personas, died, two days after his 69th birthday.
set many trends and left behind a legacy to be proud of. His last album, “Blackstar,” a collaboration with a jazz quartet that was typically enigmatic and exploratory, was released on Friday — his birthday. More recently he had also collaborated on an Off Broadway musical, “Lazarus,” which was a surreal sequel to the 1976 film that featured his definitive screen role, “The Man Who Fell to Earth.” “Labyrinth” was another movie with David Bowie.
Bowie wrote songs, above all, about being an outsider: an alien, a misfit, a sexual adventurer, a faraway astronaut. His music was always a mutable blend — rock, cabaret, jazz and what he called “plastic soul” — but it was suffused with genuine soul. He also captured the drama and longing of everyday life, enough to give him No. 1 pop hits like “Let’s Dance.” David Bowie Starman lyrics are among some of the best he ever wrote, as are David Bowie Heroes lyrics.
His charisma, playfullness and constant re-invention were masterful and I hope that this particular painting appeals to his sense of humour.
David Bowie the man who sold the world, rest in peace.
About the artist
Martin Allen is a London based emerging artist. Martin came to oil painting through a circuitous route, having drawn for most of his life and being largely self-taught he was eventually re-introduced to oil painting as a preferred medium to create his varied and diverse work. The methods he uses to paint are classic ones, using layered paint applications rounded off by oil glazes. These create, add depth and harmonise colours. He has shown solo numerous times at Goodwood, The Affordable Art Fair and others, been a finalist at the ‘London art Biennale 2019’, alongside various commissions including work for the BP Shipping collection.
Martins’ work was also shown in the ‘Soho Scandalous’ exhibition at Blacks Club in London along with the The London Fashion Show with Runway-Gallery.