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Parallel Painting

Alex Hanna

United Kingdom

Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 11.8 W x 15.7 H x 1 D in

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Originally listed for $540
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For this piece, I wanted to remove the folds, the disruptive elements and see what happens when the fabric is subjected to a more ordered sense of arrangement. I didn't want a section, but a controlled composition. I made several drawings to help with this. I arranged the fabric rather like a curtain, with pleats at the top. these can't be seen in the painting. I needed to make many adjustments to arrive at the finished piece. Vermeer, Richter and surprisingly Morandi are always possible associates when I'm painting. I wanted the viewer to gain a sense of order and contemplation when engaging with the painting.

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:11.8 W x 15.7 H x 1 D in

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I am a painter based in East London (Hackney). I have a small studio and work from arrangements of objects. I usually base my ideas around disposable items, fabric and plastic/containers. Referencing a number of artists from different periods I tend to work from direct observation and use a limited palette. I also sometimes employ and create carefully corriographed photographs and use a camera obscura for compositional purposes. Subjects are selected for their reduced colour. I am interested in ambiguous arrangements of objects and spatial illusion.

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