Tim Ralston writes about his workâ¦'I believe that painting offers a unique way of being in and responding to the world. The presentation of an image in paint demands rationalization, at once increasing its significance. I am interested in the conflict that arises between deification and condemnation when images are appropriated in paint. My work alludes to the bastardization of aesthetics and the golden section and the power composition can have over the consumer. Power of suggestion dominates the imagery and the paintings ask the viewer to question the choices they make. The pathos generated in the painstaking reproduction of society's detritus is echoed in the handling of the surface. Once the viewer's attention is obtained the deterioration of surface perverts their initial attraction. Next to food this degradation of surface is unseemly. Entropy apparently frozen in these advertisements has been awoken and forced upon this plasticised food. This deterioration of surface rallies against a lethargic and obese society who mindlessly allows the advancing embrace of Americana and capitalism along with its consequences.'
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