Poppy Sebire

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Between Two Galleries

by Jane Mae Howard
          For every photograph that is displayed, Boo Ritson has coated her subjects in emulsion paint. Literally painting onto their clothes and skin, she serves up a humorous comparison to past histories of painted portraiture. The photographs are taken while the paint is still wet. For the artist, this makes the process an intense one, dictated by time, paint is layered on generously. Her subjects do not have a dunked or gunged effect; they are painted gesturally, quickly but... [more]
Posted by Jane Mae Howard on 11/6/09
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