PAINTWORK 4

Steve Porter

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"Paintwork 4" 

Sized: 122cm/91.4cm (48"/36")

Acrylic on canvas with metal paint tubes.

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Imagine…
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It’s been a busy day –
professionally or socially –
and at last you’re home.
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In a world that is sometimes overwhelmingly complex,
our brains often cry out for something reduced to simple,
understandable terms.
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Your Paintwork offers you the basics of art materials,
laid out in a series of visible actions, calming the mind.
 
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The idea…
 
  • Paintwork paintings are inspired by Piet Mondrian's work where he used flat geometrical colours within a grid of black on white. Like  Mondrian, this work concerned the rhythms and organisation of music.
 
  • Each Paintwork mark might be a musical notes deployed along a manuscript or describe a pattern of aural variations.
 
  • They are also designed to represent the deconstruction of a traditional depiction. Steve originally titled the works to allude to a specific scene.
 
  • Eventually these titles were removed. While they suggested a narrative path, titles seemed to close off all the other possible paths.
 
  • Using Paintwork as a title, partners “art” alongside what is regarded as pedestrian or even mundane, creating a juxtaposition. 
 

 
 
 
  • Accompanied by a signed Certificate of Authenticity to prove provenance.
  
  • There is Free shipping, worldwide, secure and insured.
     
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    Imagine again…
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    It’s a beautiful evening.
    You have some friends coming round.
    For drinks maybe. And something to eat.
    Gradually they arrive with their familiar smiles and catch-up talk.
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    Your Paintwork painting has arrived too,
    now suspended proudly upon a feature wall,
    drawing admiring enquiry from friends.
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    You tell the story.
    And everyone agrees…
    they want to touch it.
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    Raw materials 

    • While art “materials” are always (or usually) used in the creation of an artwork, the Paintwork chooses to show them and employ them.
     
    • The tubes that housed the paint were glued on to “depict” the source from which the colours originated. This means they are depicting what they are, through context.
     
    • The tubes were painted white to remove manufacturer branding and to blend them into the background at certain vantages.
     
    • The proudness of the tube form (like miniature sculptures all) casts an ever-changing range of shadow, according to the lighting conditions.


     


    Mark making
     
    • Marks were made directly onto the canvas. The canvas collects and reflects upon a series of moments and decisions where the paint tubes were applied.
     
    • The nature of the mark means that it cannot be altered or improved. It is what it is.
     
    • Steve (as the artist) made this artwork, but while his hands were used, the physics of squeezing paint from a tube in one movement naturally produced some variation in outcome.
     
    • Some of the marks made by the tubes are more aesthetically "successful" than others, but they are all included. Some of the curves are perfect, others are slightly less so.
     
    • Through this very human combination, the whole thing becomes alluringly tactile.

     
     
     

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