Detail of 50x50paintings project

Neill Fuller, ‘Detail of 50x50paintings project’, Paintings, 2013-14.

I made 50 paintings in 50 studio visits and offered each for sale at £50.

The idea was to replicate a ‘normal’ working situation – a given output for a given sum of remuneration – and set this against other types of work, trade or job.

Linking these paintings to a price that is an approximation of the UK’s daily minimum wage was itself a charged concept. I hoped that it would heighten the sense of this project being a type of a fool’s errand – an unsustainable model, unviable long term both financially and perhaps creatively.