Andrew Sgarlat

Posted: August 6th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: The Latest | Tags: | Comments Off on Andrew Sgarlat

We received Andrew’s work via email. He sent photographs of his paintings to our website. Andrew paints everyday objects – phonebooks, GPS printouts, maps. He tries to re-understand these objects as illusory. He notes, “Through painting objects that are both read as flat images (photography/print) and images with dimension (a calendar or book) one can make a distinction between our imagined reality prompted by a reproduction.  The subject of my work is about the presence of objects existing in their own right apart from the mind.  There exists a form of looking where we stop seeing our illusions; where our seeing eclipses our thinking or cultural references, a slow shift in the mind where the tunnel vision of symbols and ideas dissolve.”

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