Confections

I also recently had an installation displayed at The Cabinet, which is literally a self-titled space situated at the Parkyn Library at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design. For the display, I revisited an old work of mine which I made about two years ago (It’s here if you want to check it out).

Instead of just placing them in piles, I wanted to play with other presentation strategies. Since the works’ size, colour and form often evoke something delicate, jovial or delightful, I wanted to explicitly emphasise and overwhelm those characteristics in a manner that almost obscures or raise doubt as to what they truly are. As such, according to each work’s shape and facade, I experimented with different packaging and installation methods.     

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Statement:

Confections (2011-2013) is a series of work that subverts the fluidity of paint into a more tangible, sculptural medium. Playing with the notion of perception and representation, each work is a result of an additive process bit like that of cake decorating and mounted in various formations.

By simply removing the traditional support of paint on canvas, the works break free to be read in between the flux of painting and sculpture, reality and imagination.

Shakers [Confections series] 2011-2013. Dried acrylic paint pieces in plastic egg shells (Ƙ 50 mm).           

Perscribed [Confections series] 2011-2013. Dried acrylic paint pieces in medical zip lock bags (105 x 70 mm per bag).

Minions (After Laib) [Confections series] 2011-2013. Dried acrylic paint pieces (195 x 215 x 8 mm).

Mix ā€˜nā€™ Match [Confections series] 2011-2013. Dried acrylic paint pieces (433 x 70 x 10 mm).

Allsorts [Confections series] 2011-2013. Dried acrylic paint pieces in supermarket zip-lock bag (240 x 160 x 40 mm).

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