Painting of Prickly Pear (Opuntia sp.) + Prickly Pear fruit + pads decayed into medieval gesso over 2 decades
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ABOUT THE WORK
Material: Decayed prickly Pear + mixed media + site specific materials + polymers + gold leaf on Medieval gesso on Canvas
DECOMPOSE I: 2000 - 2021 Gaye Chapman's artworks from 2000 to 2021 engage Time and temporality on multiple levels, encompassing time... Read More
DECOMPOSE I: 2000 - 2021
Gaye Chapman's artworks
from 2000 to 2021 engage Time and temporality on multiple levels,
encompassing time scales linked to long organic lifetimes and intersections
with geographical traditions like that of landscape painting, producing works
that perpetually re/create themselves through decay and senescence.
Her works use site-specific
materials in states of dissolving to invoke something elemental and immediate
about the fundamental laws of land, life and death: exploring subject as matter
and direct witness to the mark-making process. The ephemeral paintings create
visual narratives that explore ideas about re-written histories, formal
concerns of painting, and consciousness of primal forces; in the space of a
painting and the space of land - a painting form that contains traces of ‘self’
and narratives of the nature of Time - as place, history and memory.
the decomposition of organic/botanic materiality, decayed and decaying exotic
weeds are printed and imprinted on the host vessel: The surviving trace becomes
a code - a sign - a semiotic map = disjecta membra: being there ... then destroyed...
but still remaining."