R. M. Phoenix

22 Jan 2011 – 3 Feb 2011

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The painting can push away the gaze as much as pull it in. So that looking can become a physical, self-aware activity. Bertolt Brecht developed the idea of ‘Verfremdungseffekt' as a ‘making strange' a deliberate act of detachment, distancing an individual from the emotional experiences that wear down their capacity for action. This alienating effect aids the audience in becoming a consciously critical observer but it also leads them towards a situation of ‘Negative Capability'....‘when one is capable of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact & reason'. The paintings of R. M Phoenix are intertwined with these ideas of uncertainty and responsibility. They are a process of exploration in a constant effort to re-order, re-frame and repeat relationships between reality and the manner in which it is being perceived.


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