In this series of works, the notion of time is explored through the creation of five new pieces that both reinterpret and complement the Old Master paintings from which they derive. The source of the material that forms the basis of these works is the collection of The National Gallery, London.
Paintings are a snapshot in time. A fleeting instance. The artist presents the viewer with a carefully choreographed static composition, where a message is conveyed visually, though the medium of paint.
I invite you to consider the moment when the actors have departed and to reflect upon the landscapes and structures that form the backdrop to the composition. In the absence of representations of living characters which had previously inhabited the scene, we are compelled to relate to the picture from solely our own perspective and thought; and the picture then assumes a different meaning. A meaning informed by our memory of the original painting.