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Ed Saye

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Each painting is a different version of a fading idyll, a lament for the utopian ideals Modernism. The paintings represent shadowy people, places and things as fragments of fictions and memories. These are happy people in happy places – almost. Idyllic scenes are rendered uncanny by unnatural light emanating from layers of under-painting and a colour palette that makes reference to the faded hues of old photographs and postcards.

I use painting to challenge the disposability of imagery in the digital age. The paintings are made slowly, built up in layers on a smooth, absorbent, gesso ground. The intense, often warm, colour of the under-painting dictates the mood. Subsequent layers involve transparent glazes and finally thicker applications of impasto painting, which draw attention to the surface of the painting. I allow the image to dissolve into intricate pattern and abstraction; figures become lost in deep shadow; detail is erased – literally sanded out of the paintings. Through this process the relationship of the image to its photographic sources diminishes and the image assumes a new identity as a painting that offers new narratives and multiple interpretations.



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