Kevin Best

Born in 1960, lives and works in Paddington, Australia

Kevin takes us back to that golden era, he has amassed an extensive collection of items which featured in the original paintings, giant glass Roemer’s, delicate “Kraak” porcelain, agate and silver knives and 300 year old bronze candlesticks that have miraculously survived many attempts to be turned into cannon.

And what he can’t find he makes, acquiring skills as a wood tuner, carpenter, set painter and jeweler. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the significance of every item in each work and how they interact with each other to form a narrative that had a deep significance in a time of great wealth and fear. A narrative that resonates to this day.