Additional images and information â€“ Kay Harwood
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There's something a little disturbing about these great paintings. Kay Harwood is a young British artist whose unreal, smooth technique superficially unites the composite images on which the works are based. Selected from a variety of printed sources, they seem, at first glance, to be in an orderly relationship - at least until subtle errors of perspective and other disjunctive effects become apparent.
Harwood draws together disparate fragments from historical traditions of western figurative painting, along with imagery from photographic portraits, vintage fashion culture, and numerous other sources, to create a fictitious and subtly displaced space and time.