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Broken Images

25 April 2019

This body of work consists out of paintings inspired by exotic images from film, local images from my more immediate environment and the poetry and writings of TS Eliot. The exotic and local images that I perceive are all mediated to some extent, and thus they tend to skew my perceptions of reality in subtle ways that often go undetected and as a result become naturalised and seen by me as reality. Thus I believe that I often unknowingly labour in an ocean of untruth and uncertainty by the accumulated effects over time of this process. The act of painting is an ironic attempt at the redemption of the false content, or the ’broken images’ that have formed. 
 
The process of creating a film image or a photograph is very mechanical while the process of painting is very human. I am hoping that by translating the mechanical image into a human hand-made painting that some redemption may take place, and that some grain of truth will become embodied in the work as I invest my human-ness into it, and as I consciously or unconsciously apply my God-given gift as an artist to find pattern in the seemingly senseless experience of modern life. I hope that the painting will take on something more than just the spreaded paint and that there will be a transformation into something that can be perceived as valuable

Participating: Wayne Vivier

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