Saturday, June 05, 2010

Reduced Circumstances Again...

graphite, putty eraser, wax crayon & watercolour/30x20cm

Continuing with the 'roadkill' diptych series, the found object/subject matter here represented by the drawing-painting process seems to be but a fragment of a once complete whole, flattened to a mere beaten sliver (that suggestion of intensely & minutely hammered metal) & its branded coat of surface colour weathered down & washed out to appear now as somewhat faded from its assumed original glory, suggesting nothing so much as a blush of watercolour.
Again, the sharply folded, overlapping planes of the reconfigured object particularly, inevitably, recall the appearance of a Cubist transformation of three-dimensional visual phenomena & space, compressed into a form more closely related to the two-dimensional picture plane.

Given such influence & also following on from the immediately previous & other recent examples, the ground was subjected to an all-over watercolour treatment of discrete, short horizontal brushstrokes, tonally built up in numerous layers, observing the habitual dark/light compositional division, over erased pencil marks (themselves subject to such all-over process on these such occasions), minimalistically & monochromatically limited this time to Payne's Grey, eschewing any supplementary inflections of colour (blues, greens, rust, etc) as had been utilized in the past, in keeping with the particularly 'metallic' quality of the found object.


Moon Wiring Club 'Striped Paint for the Last Post'
Jesca Hoop 'Hunting My Dress'
Nick Drake 'Made to Love Magic'
Elliott Smith 'Roman Candle'
& eponymous
Test Match Special England v Bangladesh
2nd Test, day 2

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