Adrien Allen: Recovery Painting

Five Walls Projects, Melbourne, 12 – 29 October, 2016.

“A common definition of recovery is to get again.

In a new series of monochrome works I realize a type of readymade imagery through a process of adhering, curing and removing new material from a pre-existing surface. It’s an act of retrieval, evoking familiar processes such as frottage, casting and printing. The resulting imagery only partially recovers the look and sense of its referent, as the action of peeling away one surface stuck to another is inherently unreliable. As an accurate recording process it fails. Faithful passages of the original are randomly transferred but mimesis is always undermined by the inertia of the process, as it defaults to recording only itself…” *

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camera: lx100

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