Phantom dust paintings (2006-2007)


The Dust Landscapes / Bastard paintings / Drunken paintings / Phantom paintings / Phoney paintings.
This series is an exploration of German romantic landscapes painting. These paintings are reworked, crossbred, overlaid and fused with other images and paintings. They are images of paintings hung on walls with their frames and shadows and appear to be suspended behind the glass and give the illusion of existing somewhere, this being a complete fiction. I decided to transform, to pollute and confine the originals by remaking them using domestic dirt. They are ‘compromised’ images, where the positive and the negative are reduced to the same value, where visibility is forced by the use of dirt,  taboo ridden ‘non-material’.

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