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WORKS - DECAY & NOSTALGIC LONGING

 

History, nostalgic longing and inevitable decay. . . drawing is the first position. A body of work which uses mixed media, photography, painting and illustration to investigate the subjects.

 

The works have undercurrents of childhood experience, abandoned places woven into stories of 'heroic' exploits of cinematic war as told through the monochromatic viewfinder of Anderson, Balcon and Cavalcanti. All here, just underneath, being gently eaten away.

"The epoch of adventures with machines, and the human hand that steered those inventions and discoveries is embedded now in a digital amber, lovingly restored and polished, ready for the modern replication/reboot ritual'.

 

We don't really make anything anymore. . .do we?

Or is it all just in our heads now?"

Anthony Oliver