Rupert Norfolk

Guillotine

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Guillotine
Rupert Norfolk
Guillotine
2007
Acrylic paint and lacquer on aluminium
229 x 105 x 120 cm
Guillotine is a replica of an industrial machine, transposed into spray-painted aluminium. Its airbrushed surface simulates and exaggerates the shades and reflections caused by its own structure under contrived lighting conditions. Not quite corresponding with the real highlights and shadows, this treatment has a contradictory and disquieting effect, at once compounding the physical presence of this overbearing apparatus and at the same time rendering it with a strangely indeterminate graphic quality.

     
 


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