The Iceberg

Here, the pictorial space is flattened, with a minimal, dominating, and central compositional arrangement of formal elements. The ground is made up of added, removed, and built-up elements, similar with How the Land Hates but it is incorporated to a greater degree, including layered cardboard packaging material and a pair of ID photos. These elements were much more prominent while the work was in development but they were subsequently removed, at least in part, because they contributed nothing to the intent of the work, acting only as a visually stimulating texture. Such aesthetic concerns had to be abandoned in favour of the more dominant concern, namely the engendering of a Sublime moment.

Price: RN/A

Availability: Sold

Date Painted: 2011

Medium: (W)71 cm x (H)96 cm x (D)3 cm