AboutThe paintings exhibited in Exposure deal with questions of the painting surface and materials, portraiture and the theme of metamorphosis.
The surface materials chosen are mirror and enlarged photograph, painted upon with many layers of bright clear lacquer and oil colour. The mirror transmutates from that of a 2 dimensional surface into a liquid space that reflects our reality in new ways, containing the viewer in the world of the painting's subject.
The photograph changes from portraying a snapshot of reality into a painted, organic fantasy. So too the portraits, both human and animal, undergo a metamorphosis in themselves, dissolving into their space and even reducing down to their skeleton or disappearing altogether.