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Like a Memory Fading into the Distance (2046) (2016)

Jonathan Michael Ray

76 x 53 cm | 28 x 19 in

Subject: Abstract
Tags: Line, Repetition, Black And White

Original drawing in white pencil on black paper.

"An ongoing series of drawings, begun while on residency at the Hong Kong Baptist University in 2016. A film (movie title in brackets of each work title) is projected from start to finish onto a sheet of black paper. As the movie plays as much of the action and scenery are traced in realtime onto the black paper with white pencil. As a result these drawings portray an abstraction of the visual bombardment experienced at 24fps when watching a film, and a compression of that time, space and movement into a single image or memory."

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Jonathan Michael Ray

Jonathan completed a BA Hons in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University and subsequently an MFA in Fine Art Media at Slade School of Fine Art, London. He was artist in residence at HKBU, Hong Kong, in 2016 and he has this year been awarded the Porthmeor Studios Graduate Workspace Award supported by the European Regional Development Fund, via Cultivator, 2018-19.

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