|| |Sean BRANAGAN - Un-Still Life
Moving image, collage and paint on canvas - 2009
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‘Lobster’, ‘Un-Still Life’ and ‘Smokin’ by London based artist Sean Branagan are strikingly classical in their detachment and restraint. Large sections of canvas are painted in flat, black acrylic, in accord with those corresponding sections of the film, which throw forward negligible light. This combined effort establishes a rich void-like environment, a climate within which light-ridden naked subjects are locked into their poses, making minimal and only necessary movement (such as breathing and blinking). All of these pieces allow selective reflection for the viewer on works such as Manet’s ‘Olympia’ (1863) and ‘Quince, Cabbage, Melon and Cucumber’ (1602) by Juan Sanchez Cotan.
This is one of 12 pieces in Branagan's solo show. Please contact the Kusseneers Gallery, Antwerp for all sales enquiries.