These two works are related and have the same theme. I started from a gate which I found on the streets of London,it was the starting point for them. I usually start an artwork from a photo that I take. I wanted these paintings to be abstract and just a few details and brush strokes to be more emphasised and to show the viewer some traces of a gate. What I think that is really inspiring for these two paintings is the fact that they are a combination of really strong colours and the balance between the really painterly surface and the ones which contained strong lines.