Original Creative Work - Visual Art Work

Findings

Peter Burke

Blindside ARI, and AirSpace Projects | Published : 2019

Abstract

Findings (2019) is a series of paintings of handwritten notes I have found in urban sites such as supermarket aisles, office kitchens and car parks. The messages on the notes are without explanation—we are left to read between the lines. Who wrote them? Who were they for? Where were they found? Each note has been recorded in oil paint, detailing the handwriting as well as the folds, tears and stains in the paper. In their original locations, the notes formed a strange décor of instructions, requests, memos and affections. Curated into an exhibition context, the notes become an archive of social interactions hanging in the balance.

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