Julia Wachtel

Landscape No. 19 (Witness)

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Landscape No. 19 (Witness)
Julia Wachtel
Landscape No. 19 (Witness)
2014
Oil, flashe and acrylic ink on canvas
6 panels, overall: 152.4 x 325.1 cm
Poppy panels of colour overlay grainy images taken from various media. Each is punctured by an invading cartoon character, drawn from greeting cards,
perversely and hysterically juxtaposed with the appropriated imagery. Wachtel, who has been working in the same vein since the 1980s as part of the Pictures Generation, is heavily influenced by Andy Warhol, a prevalence in her oeuvre that has been accelerated by the Internet’s quicksilver exchange of images and the blossoming of celebrity culture; ink dot subsumed to pixel, Marilyn Monroe to Kim Kardashian.

     
 


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