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Portfolio / The Fugitive Image

This series of oil paintings, all painted on wood surfaces of sanded gesso, is based on the direct observation of carefully prepared colleges of torn paper that incorporate fragments of photographs from which I work directly to make oil paintings inspired by the tradition of trompe l oeil, exploring the illusive and transitory nature of both the surface and the frame and the fugitive nature of both paper and image. Painting a series of frames inside frames I aim to invoke both the presence and the absence of the image simultaneously and challenge the viewer to examine pictorial conventions and representation in order to question the nature of real illusions and the illusory nature of reality.



Metamorphoses Paintings & Drawings. All work featured in this portfolio is created by and © Alan Mitchell 2009. Website created by Op45.