Nov 11, 2011
By Simon Monkβ¦
My recent paintings of objects in bags initially arose from an interest in scale and representation; despite being depicted exactly life size, the subjects themselves present a dislocation of scale characteristic of toys and models.β¦
The paintings themselves are on a domestic scale; they represent illusory objects on a fictional wall and are designed to inhabit a real wall in a domestic environment.β¦
Each painting is slowly and gradually built up from many thin, translucent layers of paint over a number of months.
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