Saturday, October 17, 2009
graphite & putty eraser/30x20cm
The latest in the series of drawings processed from the subject/object matter of found 'roadkill' drinks cans features the recurrence of a familiar & iconic brand identity, surviving tenaciously in synechdochal form amongst & within the series of folds into which the original object has been compressed & thus transformed.
'AntiPop' is the latest possible description to have suggested itself that might be applied to this particular body of work & its contextual relationship to the history of art, not from any 'oppositional' stance but perhaps as the apparent, aesthetic antithesis of, given the distressed state of the found & represented objects, & the almost exclusively monochrome nature of the drawings themselves, drained of the colour that typifies Pop & its typical subject matter.
Tara Jane O'Neil 'A Ways Away'
Boards of Canada 'Geogaddi'
Radiohead 'Kid A'