vrijdag 23 april 2010

Jeff McMillan

Jeff McMillan has for a number of years made work that is both reductive and emphatically painterly. He looks for the intriguing, inherent potential in found artworks and objects. For his first show in Austria he will present works made with paintings on canvas (painted by others) acquired at thrift stores or antique fairs. His working method employs a simple but decisive act of submerging a pre-existing picture into oil paint, an action that could be seen as destructive or redemptive. The resulting works create new narratives and bring to mind ideas about authorship, the collapsing of history and the duality of picture and object.


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