Monday, September 13, 2010

Signature Series 2010 (detail)

"Art comes only from art."
"The one struggle in art is the struggle of artists against artists, artist against artist."

-Ad Reinhardt

This new and ongoing series responds directly to Reinhardt's dogma, and has developed from an interest in ideas of origin, value and dialogue within the art world.

The signature, emblem of the modern artist, is adopted as a work in itself, meticulously recreated in charcoal.

Not a homage to heroes or a shrine to influence, the work instead deals with a general notion of the name, authorship and corresponding worth.

Charcoal and ink on aged paper.
Dimensions variable.

This work is currently on display at The Paper Mill gallery, a new ARI in Sydney.

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