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Acrylic on canvas
Acrylic on canvas
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In creating this piece, I limited my palette to mimic the Kodak 500 Tungsten 16mm film stock to ensure it was complementary of the film's colour scheme which was comprised of pastel shades of pinks and yellows. The photorealistic style of painting is designed to confront the viewer as they’re forced to interact with a naked eye captured at 4k resolution on a cinema screen. The bloody cracks seeping from the eye representing protagonist Jewels' mourning for the death of her partner Jane. This work thus achieves half of its impact through the mergence with technology; the camera used to shoot it, the edit and score employed to manipulate its effects. It’s the collaboration of techniques, mediums and style that help give the painting and protagonist's grief its own voice and subsequent plot inferences. The camera has brought the technical skill of the artist up to the magnifying glass, an idea which I’m fond of because at the time of its invention it threatened the occupation entirely.

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