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The Urban Target, 2018

This piece pays homage to the layers of colour, images, symbols and patterns that adorn many urban surfaces. Some are sanctioned and some opportunistic. Others are coincidental. Each contribution is a visual record of a creative yet destructive history, and of the moments they occurred. A pristine surface is adorned with a logo, which is then partly obscured by a graffiti tag, which is painted over. Weathering re-exposes it, and embellishes with rust, salts and oxidation. It explores the collaborative interplay between mankind and nature, and how of these are mediated by time and opportunity to create a new beauty.

Weight 5.7 kg
Dimensions 90 × 90 × 5 cm

Salvaged paint, on upcycled cotton, stretched over cradled FSC certified timber panel