Thesis / Dissertation

Foolish Painterly Conundrums

Fu-On Chung, Lisa Radford (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

Foolish Painterly Conundrums is powered by the idea of foolishness both in its approach and as a conceptual inference within the production of paintings. This dissertation explores the notion of Foolishly Camp by fusing together historical ideas associated with that of The Fool with those of the frivolous and excessive nature of Camp. Through Foolishly Camp, this writing unpacks the allusions to playfully and willfully negotiating hierarchies of taste and structures within painting. The constraints of this medium is viewed as pigment applied to a flat substrate utilising marks, forms, colour combinations, tonal gradations and representation. Alongside the production of paintings in the stud..

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