Adrian Setterfield

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work shoes and other equipment, 2015 Acrylic On Canvas 70x60cm © adrian setterfield
turps and other things to work with, 2015 Acrylic On Canvas 60x60cm © adrian setterfield
inside Vincents lounge, 2014 Acrylic On Paper 35x20cm © adrian setterfield
inside a rose, 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 47 X 31" © Adrian Setterfield
hilltop village, 2014 Acrylic On Paper 50x60cm © adrian setterfield
natural lines, 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 31" X 23" © Adrian Setterfield
Cariffe (hilltop village from the north), 2014 Acrylic On Paper 50x65cm © adrian setterfield
landscape, 2013 Mono Print On Canvas 8" X 10" © Adrian Setterfield
lines and form, 2014 Mixed Media On Paper 100x70cm © adrian setterfield
necropolis, 2013 Mono Type Collage On Paper © adrian setterfield
the green fountain(in a famous piazza Florence), 2013 Acrylic On Paper 70 X 50 Cm © adrian setterfield
basic form, 2013 Acrylic On Paper 39" X 27" © Adrian Setterfield
basic form 2, 2013 Acrylic On Fabriano 27 X 39 Inches © adriansetterfield
innercondition, 03-2011 Acrylic On Canvas 110x83cm © Adrian Setterfield
basic form 3, 2013 Acrylic On Fabriano 27 X 39 Inches © adriansetterfield
untitled, 2013 Acrylic On Paper 39" X 27" © Adrian Setterfield
insect, 2013 Mixed Media On Mono Print 19" X 23" © Adrian Setterfield
Trojan horse, 2012 Mono Print And Acrylic On Paper 42x70cm © adrian setterfield
approach of the crone, 2011 Graphite And Acrylic On Paper 45x54cm © Adrian Setterfield
shape of my Heart, 2011 Acrylic On Canvas 59" X 59" © Adrian Setterfield
Quick Facts
South Africa
Birth year
Lives in
Works in
Vaal Triangle Technikon ( South Africa), 1985, Dip. Graphic Design
contemporary photography, contemporary art, abstract expressionsim, figurative, sculpture, mixed-media, performance, surrealism, photography, exhibition/performance
Timeless Writing

My work is a visual investigation into how objects appear in space.

The eyes mechanical movement maps out objects and it is this action of mapping that gets recorded. From point to point attention moves. The eye itself being unable to follow a curve. That the eye cannot physically follow a curve, this is the point of departure for my investigation into how objects appear in space. How is a curve defined if the eye can only record from point to point in a linear fashion? On closer investigation, it can be observed that what we think we see as a curve is actually what I call a 'one seeing' of the totality. The linear mapping of the eye and the cognition of this from point to point, is based on psychologycal definition, where-as the actual ability to see everything at once and to know it thus for what it is, happens prior to any psychological thinking. This means that everything that is seen is not done by the eye but is rather recorded by the eye and the brain, according to how these mechanisms have been taught to behave.

The seeing, then, of everything at once is abstract in essence and appears as a feeling. This is how my paintings are constructed. By tuning in to that which is always already experiencing everything as it appears prior to psychological thinking and to then record the eyes action as it maps out space.




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