13 x 18 cm | 5 x 7 in
Original sculptural drawing made in translucent paper on paper - this piece has areas of paper that have been cut-out.
"A delicate cutting action in into layers of semi translucent paper has been carried out in this piece. The layers include soft images of larger sculptural reliefs which give a subtle sense of modelling to the piece. There is an illusion of 3-dimensionality that has been created from the layers yet this is amplified further from the actual cutting and picking the layers apart further. The palette is restricted and 'muted', creating fragile yet confident nuances of light and shadow."
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Resisting categorization, themes of duality and illusion intertwine in the sculptural picture plane of Zoë Hoare’s work. Using cut paper to make sculptural assemblages, Hoare frames the pieces with a veil-like plastic screen. The screen defuses the sculpture beneath and forces it to become two-dimensional. The restrictive palette and seemingly unassuming craftsmanship instead emphases the nuances of light and shadow. This process of deconstructionism and the cathartic reconstructive conclusion allows Hoare to demonstrate the duality of image making and express the link between illusion and reality. Adolph Gottlieb, of the New York School of abstract art, gave a statement in which he remarked that “so-called abstraction” was the “realism of our time.” Indeed, in the shifting realities of our age, Hoare’s work offers a representation of the complexities of modernity.