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Sydney Grammar School
Modern art is the sound of failure, of a medium pushed to its limit
HSC year: 2018, ARTEXPRESS year: 2019
Expressive form: Photomedia
Brian Eno has said that the imperfections in music and modern art are the ‘sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart’. This inspired my body of work, where I push three mediums in different traditional fine art genres (still life, landscape, portraiture) to their ‘limits’. I made digital photography appear corrupted through pixellation. I reduced the sublime painted landscape to drips of colour. I appropriated traditional portraiture – already distorted by Francis Bacon – and further manipulated it through the torn canvas.
Influencing artists:JMW TurnerHarmen SteenwijckFrancis BaconBrian Eno
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