Bringing News Of The Dead
‘Bringing News Of The Dead’ is a series of paintings which argues meaning to be mutable and contingent; it is as easily imposed as it is undermined and divested. The subjects occupy the uncertain territory between the earnest and the playful, the ironic and the elevated, allowing innuendo and ambiguity to extend meaning beyond what is depicted. The work’s realism forces both a dis-junction with the world, while at the same time its familiarity insists on its place within it. Meaning is foregrounded by the absence, or the instability, of meaning; the search for meaning thus becomes the subject.