Lee, Mindy (2007) Sumpter. [Art/Design Item]
|Type of Research:||Art/Design Item|
"These paintings explore a shifting inner world of unnameable familiarity. Through accumulation of paint a direct physical interaction is exposed, between body and canvas, from the slightest stain to violent application. The visceral, physical qualities of body matter are appropriated through paint as substance.
A repeated expulsion of paint fuses layers together into a monstrous hybrid. These forms lure the viewer in through delicate detail. What first appears delicately beautiful is exposed as dirty and stained, whilst the defacing, globular, oozing substances form a seductive jewel-like quality within the paint. As the surface is infected, disgust and seduction are intertwined through a revelling in squeamishness.
The paintings attempt to grow beyond the confines of the canvas and begin move from an illusionistic space into a physical presence. This dissolving of boundaries between inside and outside, between form and ground embraces the abject and erodes distinct definition. Through a subsidence between desire and disgust, the paintings resemble a fairy tale growing rotten."
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||paint, texture, corporeality, decay, regeneration, mutation|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Wimbledon College of Art|
|Copyright Holders:||Mindy Lee|
|Material/Media:||acrylic and glass beads on canvas|
|Measurements or Duration of item:||64 x 71cm|
|Date Deposited:||03 May 2008 21:04|
|Last Modified:||26 Sep 2011 12:44|
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