A Last Look For The Dead

This small stand-alone work is dominated by a single foreground element against a relatively homogenous background. A textured ground, built up of gauze and found object, serve as the background to a photograph of the artist’s grandmother. A single, strong white stripe covers most of it, leaving only a gap for the photograph’s gaze to emerge. A tension exists between the painterly elements consuming and dominating this focal point, always on the edge of disappearing forever.

Price: R5,500

Availability: Sold

Date Painted: 2014

Medium: (W)90 cm x (H)120 cm x (D)3 cm