journal contributionposted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by S Newey
The movement from public to domestic space is discursive as well as physical. In my paintings I explore this transitional zone. I model this idea both in my choice of images and in the way that I work with the ambiguous relationship between painting and photography. Frames and borderlines are architecturally present in the structure of a home however this paper considers how these borderlines can dually exist as a metaphor for the psychological states of the public and private self. The aesthetics of photography and painting are intertwined in my visual work to set up a tension for the viewer. The image is at once, framed and autonomous, yet like a trompe l’oeil portal, open to the projection of the viewer. The notion of a “badlands” in my image making is hauntingly implied by transient borders and undefined perspectives.