Carter - Contemporary Artists

prosopopoeia / stasis / landscape

prosopopoeia / stasis / landscape The Saatchi Gallery


prosopopoeia / stasis / landscape

blue acrylic ink, hand marbled paper, pencil and paper on paper

103 x 87 cm

Carter’s Untitled directly confronts the unease with the corporeal. Highlighting the imperfection of physical matter, Carter renders his drawings in a clumsy manner, allowing delicate quality of ink to bleed with natural defections, and sometimes fixing the pen in an artificial hand in place of his own. Mapped out as a rough diagram, encircled patterns appear as microscopic organisms; alien and virus-like, they are conjoined by varicose lines, linking them to more recognisable features of hair, heads, and eyes. In the top left corner, Carter inserts an archetypical illustration of a hand, drawing attention to the anxiety of experiencing ‘the human’ or ‘self’ as a product of bio-mechanics.
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