Watching (2018)

20181204_140338.jpg20181204_140558The painting hangs away from the wall on a bracket, looking down on the viewer as a security camera or a security screen does.20181204_140238

20181204_13593820181204_135854Colours were spread as a background in the style of Gerhardt Richter, thinking that I would scrape back the black to reveal the glitches. However in the end this was covered with black paint and the glitches were painted with thick oil paint.

I considered adding a hand-made sculpture of a surveillance camera above, making obvious the context of the image; people as they are seen watched by a surveillance camera above. I rejected this idea as too prescriptive.

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