ABOUT FACE : I – VII

About Face VIII

About Face VIII   –   Hand Drawn Solar Plate Relief Print   –   20 x 27 cms   –   February 2012    –

In the fertile chaos and proliferation of our image-saturated culture and against a back-drop of the media’s obsession with unattainable male & female beauty, these ‘photo-drawings’ aim to reassert the beauty of the well-worn human face and the marks made on it by full and eventful lives.

Hovering between drawing and photography the ‘photo-drawings’ subvert the idea of the photograph’s ability to present reality. These images rework photographic sources in a new-take on the notion of the postmodern copy.  Their power lies in that they cannot or will not allow themselves to be fully grasped; they look like drawings rendered in lines, dots and squiggles but ‘photoshop’ filters remain as the palimpsest beneath these marks.

 

About Face V - gold on black )small)

About Face V   –   Hand Drawn Solar Plate Relief Print   –   20 x 20 cms   –   February 2012

About Face 1 - gold 788K

 About Face I   –   Hand Drawn Solar Plate Relief Print   –   20 x 27 cms   –   February 2012

About Face II - gold on black )small)

About Face VII   –   Hand Drawn Solar Plate Relief Print   –   19 x 25 cms   –   February 2012

About Face III - gold on black )small)

About Face III   –   Hand Drawn Solar Plate Relief Print   –   27 x 20 cms   –   January2012

About Face IV - gold on black )small)

About Face IV   –   Hand Drawn Solar Plate Relief Print   –   20 x 27 cms   –   March 2012

About Face VI - gold on black )small)

 About Face VI   –    Hand Drawn Solar Plate Relief Print   –   20 x 27 cms   –   February 2012

 

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 Relief and Intaglio prints onto canvas and denim fabric and stuffed to make soft  3D prints

 

 

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