13 x 19 cm | 5 x 7 in
Original mixed media painting in collage, paint and print on paper. - Made using translucent paper, printed on with photographic images of paper sculptures and then painted with a glaze medium.
A continuation of process of relationships between sculpture and photography. The layers have each been subtly 'tilted' to create a soft spinning appearance. "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 and 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.