Taking inspiration from Dutch and Spanish vanitas paintings from the 16th and 17th century, my mixed media collages incorporate artifax with in the traditional construct of the still life. This combining the present and past speaks to memory and personal legacy both the decomposition of the natural (such as rotting fruit and withering flowers) and the breakdown of man made objects (reference the physical body and mortality).Much of my work explores the power of object to bear witness to intangible ideas and emotional truths. The work employs the iconography and symbols of common every day objects means of communication. The use of photography mixed medium, itself adds to the irony when viewed with in the historical framework of vanitas painting, evoking the viewer to call to the mind to question?
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Mon.13 Feb from Mark Priestley (Artist, United Kingdom )
Beautiful work, very painterly. Thought I was looking at oils the first time - surely The grapes of zeusix is not a photo?
Sat.20 Aug from Andreja Dujnic (Artist, Croatia )
Congratulations! I love your motives! Iconography and symbols, atmosphere, inspired by old masters - never die!
To discover ...
- Marlborough Gallery
- GALERIE 13 AVRIL
- Galerie Maia Muller
- Galerie Deborah Zafman
- 1918 ArtSPACE