D. WITTENBOLS
Portrait of the FavouritePortrait of the FavouritePortrait of the Favourite (installation with mirror)Nether Regiondetail of the work Nether Regiondetail of the work Nether Regiondetail of the work Nether RegionI'm on Fire PinkI'm on Fire Purple
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I construct my paintings using (personal) signs and symbols like Jan Van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait but in my own idiosyncratic way. I have been making the odd self-portrait without using the physical self. The body/face is replaced with objects and ovals. In the painting installation Portrait of the Favourite, the (oval) mirror, mirrors itself. Some of these metaphorical self-portraits have taken on the form of painting installations, consisting of more than one element – a body with disparate parts. Nether Region is comprised of such figurative symbols and (painted) bodily extensions.
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