Dumb Animal Painting by Sophie Gardiner

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Painting: Acrylic, Digital, Fabric, Found Objects, Household on Canvas, Paper, Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric).

Layers of paint, papers and textiles are built up, stripped and scraped back then re-applied, allowing areas of text and pattern to peep through. The surface has been traumatised, slashed and tortured with so many mediums and treatments, it is a visual and powerful chaos. There is just enough animal print and text to remind us that the treatment of this support is reflective of an animals suffering whilst we harvest what we want from them. The vibrant surface has a history, a lively visual record of a process, much the same as a living skin reveals history, external treatment and demise. It is an angry yet heartfelt expression of existence and suffering.


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Dumb Animal

Sophie Gardiner

New Zealand

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