Could be Branches, Could be Bones with Planets and Beams of Light Forming, Radiating, Dissolving into Parts of a Painting

R18,000.00

Could be Branches, Could be Bones with Planets and Beams of Light Forming, Radiating, Dissolving into Parts of a Painting, 2023

Vegan acrylic paint, charcoal, vegan ink, pencil on 300gsm Fabriano paper

Signed original artwork, unframed, comes with certificate of authenticity

104.5cm x 75.5cm

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About Could be Branches, Could be Bones with Planets and Beams of Light Forming, Radiating, Dissolving into Parts of a Painting:

A nature inspired, imagined outer space scene. A large scale piece, pushing and pulling moments of marks through translucent  or over muted solid colour. The surface has a very dry texture to it and it sounds like sandpaper on paper when you touch it. It doesn’t feel/ sound like how it looks which is oddly pleasant. This is an improvised piece and looks compositionally cramped but play, experiment and chance ways forward took preference over perfection. The unusual, non Fine Art canon, low-brow and sub-conscious influences for this piece were:

1. A vintage style anatomical (‘L’Anatomie’) poster by Cavillini Papers & Co. Inc. (artist unknown) I’ve had since I was in my 1st year of university since buying it from a local fashion designer’s store . The pale colour of the depicted bones, some orangey parts of tissue/flesh and the stark void background is in my latest piece too.

2. A handed down natural history book called ‘The World We Lived In‘ (first published in the 1950s) commissioned some influential artists, such as Bonestell. I was very intrigued by the familiar being dissected and becoming unfamiliar and surreal. I did some terrible collages of their work as a teenager and I feel bad that I used their work to make collage, instead of my own. To this day, I still love many of the geographical photos and illustrations of landscapes,  underwater scenes of the deep sea with their void backgrounds and outer space that were within that book.
3. The print of the natural history book also had a wonderful matt texture to it and Could be Branches, Could be Bones… has a matt finish to it, like a chalkboard in school science labs with beakers in wood.
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