oil on canvas board and aluminium moulding
45 X 250cm
Courtesy the artist
'Paperwork initially appears as a casually arranged collection of bureaucratic and administrative ephemera lined up on a narrow aluminium shelf. On closer inspection, however, the work reveals itself to be 18 discrete oil paintings on small canvas boards - depicting various kinds of everyday stationary and postage paraphernalia - masquerading as 'found' objects.
'Utilising a highly illusionistic trompe l'oeil technique that offers a striking verisimilitude to the actual office 'paperwork', this work seeks to create a dynamic and momentary oscillation between image and object, reality and illusion and the arbitrary distinction between 'art object' and our everyday existence.'