Artist's description:

The female 'nude' is one of the most common subjects in Art History. For the most part the primary functions of the presence of the 'nude' in paintings, sculpture and decorated objects etc (prior to the invention of photography) might be grouped under a heading: Eroticism / Titillation / Purity / Beauty / Perfection / Poetry.

In my 'The Search for Perfection' their are references to artists: Richard Hamilton, Titian, Ingres and others. The title references lyrics in a Roxy Music track: "The Search for Perfection is Your Predilection". The artwork presents a merged image in which what we are looking at is difficult to determine... mirror reflections, paintings in an ill defined space space? A curtain, a group of standing figures in a room with a reclining nude... a female artist holding a palette... members of a group in discussion.... a brushed on stroke of red paint... suggested layers of glass.

In essence the work is about 'making an artwork' - at what point is it appropriate to add the final stroke? What value is given to digitally constructed artworks? What should an artwork of 'now' be concerned with? What should it avoid? What content should be censored or deemed inappropriate?

Materials used:

Giclée print on Canvas

The Search for Perfection (2017)


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This artwork is sold by Gordon Coldwell from United Kingdom

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