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This was my first attempt at a painting which was inspired by a documentary on Russian art by Andrew Graham-Dixon, in which he discussed Constructivism and made reference to Alexandr Rodchenko’s declaration regarding the ‘death of painting’.

The title is intended to be ironic in suggesting that there is ‘still life’ in painting, whereas it is the chemical photography which motivated Rodchenko’s sweeping statement that is in its death throes.

The coils of film are intended to represent the peeled lemons often included in the beautiful Vanitas paintings of the Dutch masters. I scoured second hand shops and antiques fairs for months to locate a range of cameras.

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Still Life: The Death of Painting I (2013)

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