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Painting and Photography

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A new selection of paintings on my Paintings page here.  These works bring together photography and painting to create an image that deals with both imitative depiction and abstract, gestural mark making. Despite a photograph’s capability for unlimited manipulation, it still is regarded as a faithful portrayer of reality.  But the paint on top of the image possesses a materiality that contrasts with the “reality” being depicted in the photograph.  Combining the two creates a hybrid that is visually challenging in many ways.  The act of wiping the paint across the photographic image is an aggressive motion meant to establish primary importance of painting over photography.



Written by Wes Freese

January 12, 2009 at 4:03 pm

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