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Adrian Setterfield

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Birthplace
South Africa

Birth year
1966

Lives in
Italy

Works in
Italy

Website

Schools
Vaal Triangle Technikon ( South Africa), 1985, Dip. Graphic Design

Tags
exhibition/performance, photography, surrealism, performance, mixed-media, sculpture, figurative, abstract, abstract expressionsim, contemporary art, contemporary photography

Timeless Writing

My work is a visual investigation into how objects appear in space and what defines this appearance.

By exploring the natural and spontaneous way that the body makes marks  on a surface it can be seen how random  lines can suggest shapes (as in abstract surrealism). Through an exploration of abstraction over a period of time, I began by defining line as a raw gestural and spontaneous expression that could suggest shapes. This gradually  evolved into a geometrical line, a line that has a definite direction to it, directly observed as a line that gives form to objects in space. 

Further observation of my environment has revealed that  these basic geometrical lines, are actually the shape of the outlines of forms of all objects. Relatively speaking, (out) lines can be defined by direction which are labelled  with words such as ‘curved’, ‘angular’, ‘geometrical’ , to the side, forward, backward. 

These outlines define the basic forms onto which the intellect can label specific objects. It is these basic forms that I am exploring, as they are naturally inherent as the natural and spontaneous mark making of the body. It is as if the body knows itself as the object because the marks made, without intervention of the intellect, are directly reflected as the outline that gives form to the object.

As this, no differentiation can be derived between the body and any other object. This points to the illusion that objects in space are defined as separate from one another.

 

 

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