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.

Octobrium 2021


Reinterpretation of The Adoration of the Kings, Jan Gossaert
Title: Hope (After The Adoration of the Kings, Jan Gossaert)
Reiterpretation of Saint Jerome in his Study, Antonello da Messina
Title: The prospect of a new beginning (After Saint Jerome in his Study, Antonello da Messina)
Reinterpretation of The Birth of the Virgin, Master of the Osservanza
Title: The chamber (After The Birth of the Virgin, Master of the Osservanza)
Reinterpretation of Four Scenes from the Early Life of Saint Zenobius, Sandro Botticelli
Title: A fragment of thought (After Four Scenes from the Early Life of Saint Zenobius, Sandro Botticelli)
Reinterpretation of The Virgin and Child with Saints and Angels in a Garden
Title: A garden at night (After The Virgin and Child with Saints and Angels in a Garden)

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