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oil on canvas, 153x153cm, 2015
This piece is a critique about Soap operas. It asks if they are a healthy past time and a positive input to our nation. The male character works on 2 levels, on one, he is the mean soap opera stereotypical character and on another level, he is the soap opera itself.
Concept: James Paddock
Photography: Rob Luckins + James Paddock
Actor/Models: Sam Dunning + Jessica Sar...
Preconceptions of what’s beautiful and what’s not, are instilled within us from a young age by the media. The stereotypical idea of ‘beauty’ often manifests itself in the form of a young woman. I have juxtaposed this idea of ‘beauty’ with the non-stereotypical beauty of insects, combining the subject matter in a calm yet destructive way. What is perceived as repellent can upon closer inspection...
Project Space and Residency, July 2015
Studio installation, steel, 24K gold leaf
Jayne Anita Smith
Drawing exploring mans' inhumanity to mankind.
Site responsive work made during the Gullkistan residency in Laugarvatn, Iceland. Straws are placed in the sand and are bent at the neck. The colours are slightly fluorescent and appear to glow as if they had magically appeared almost momentarily. They link to plants and magic grasses and are also reminiscent language and in particular of runes, the Icelandic language. They also suggest ant...
Title taken from a poem in the Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman. This piece is one of two paintings for the Democracy project in Bridport. Opens 15th September at Bridport Arts Centre. The whole project has received generous support from Arts Council England.(ACE)
This is another work in a series of paintings in which I am exploring aspects of the digital world, particularly the internet, and the nature of exchanges that take place therein. This is a larger painting than those previously made using similar, almost 'Pointillist' or 'Divisionist' methods, and the subject matter is to do with a personal interconnection with a specific film. A frame from th...
oil paint on linen
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