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Lucas Allan

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design 2019 / 20

'Good Posture' Oil on canvas.

“When thought is expressed in an artistic image, an exact form has been found for it, attempting to convey a creators ideal.”  - Andrei Tarkovsky.

I have found that this is most purely expressed in cinema, a form that allows for an utterly direct, emotional and intense perception of a second reality. Each frame or scene is not just a description, but a fragment of an action, or landscape, or face. A temporal image that sets up a resistance to the viewer. Throughout this project I have been attempting to extrapolate this very notion. In painting there is a physical distance between the picture and the viewer, a distance that creates a certain reverence towards what it depicts. I wanted to explore this moment, using a personal selection of photocopied film stills, I then distilled the imagery to a bare moment of a pause, almost like holding your breath. These paintings are my films.

'Good Posture' Study. Oil on canvas.

'Untitled' Oil on canvas.

'Framed Sapling' Oil and varnish on canvas.

'Untitled' Oil on canvas.

'Run Into A Friend, Walk Into A Stranger' Watercolour and Inkjet on paper.

'Good Posture' Oil on canvas.

“When thought is expressed in an artistic image, an exact form has been found for it, attempting to convey a creators ideal.”  - Andrei Tarkovsky.

I have found that this is most purely expressed in cinema, a form that allows for an utterly direct, emotional and intense perception of a second reality. Each frame or scene is not just a description, but a fragment of an action, or landscape, or face. A temporal image that sets up a resistance to the viewer. Throughout this project I have been attempting to extrapolate this very notion. In painting there is a physical distance between the picture and the viewer, a distance that creates a certain reverence towards what it depicts. I wanted to explore this moment, using a personal selection of photocopied film stills, I then distilled the imagery to a bare moment of a pause, almost like holding your breath. These paintings are my films.

'Good Posture' Study. Oil on canvas.

'Untitled' Oil on canvas.

'Framed Sapling' Oil and varnish on canvas.

'Untitled' Oil on canvas.

'Run Into A Friend, Walk Into A Stranger' Watercolour and Inkjet on paper.

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Painting