Collector VII

 

These works examine the two-dimensional representation of three-dimensional objects and emotional expression translated into line, shade and form.  In essence Doré’s prints are a reduction of powerful literary and historical events that transform, with the microscopic removal of wood or metal, into meandering paths that narrow or widen.   

 
 
 
 PAULO & FRANCESCA

PAULO & FRANCESCA

 

By taking these loaded images and removing all but the ghost of an emotion personified in cloth the power is magnified like the sun through a magnifying glass; whether the betrayal by a disciple or the proclamation of commandments set in stone; the witnessing of souls slow descent into Hell or the receipt of the holy spirit.

 and in no wise, 2008
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Subsequent series returned to the use of repeat patterns and coloured backgrounds to further highlight the eroticism of flowing fabric in renaissance painting and the Japanese artist’s use of fabric and motifs to symbolise rather than make explicit the sensual charge in human interactions.  

 unto one death, 2009

unto one death, 2009

 among the mournful, 2009

among the mournful, 2009

 conceived in the fictitious, 2009

conceived in the fictitious, 2009

By separating the layers I was able to further accentuate the sculptural qualities of the cloth forms, together with the movement of the pattern and the shading from choosing the right area of magazine paper.

 avaricious, left, 2012

avaricious, left, 2012

 avaricious, centre, 2012

avaricious, centre, 2012

 avaricious, right, 2012

avaricious, right, 2012

The later works formed the basis for an installation as part of a performance by The Secret Cinema...

 

photo credit: Tom Gallant