Acquaintances

Acquaintances
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Acquaintances, installation view

oil on fiberboard, 53 paintings, dimensions of installation: 225 x 487 cm

Acquaintances, installation view

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oil on fiberboard, dimensions: 30 x 30 cm

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oil on fiberboard, dimensions: 30 x 30 cm

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oil on fiberboard, dimensions: 30 x 30 cm

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oil on fiberboard, dimensions: 30 x 30 cm

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oil on fiberboard, dimensions: 30 x 30 cm

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oil on fiberboard, dimensions: 30 x 30 cm

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oil on fiberboard, dimensions: 30 x 30 cm

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oil on fiberboard, dimensions: 30 x 30 cm

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oil on fiberboard, dimensions: 30 x 30 cm

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oil on fiberboard, dimensions: 30 x 30 cm

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oil on fiberboard, dimensions: 30 x 30 cm

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oil on fiberboard, dimensions: 30 x 30 cm

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oil on fiberboard, dimensions: 30 x 30 cm

I was attracted to these familiar objects as subjects for paintings due to their unique patterns and light reflective qualities. These fine china cups and saucers, from my grandmother’s and my mother’s collections were only used on rare and highly charged occasions when “presenting one’s best” was important. The decorative aspect of these objects contributes to the festive quality of the occasion while their emptiness mirrors the shallowness of a first impression. The bird’s eye view, the circle within the square of the support and the grid presentation are intended to further highlight the formal constrains of the social act and ritual of having tea. I created my own ritual for painting each piece, working with wet on wet paint in a single sitting. Over one hundred paintings were produced.