Composites 1985-1986


“A job the artist does  which no-one else does is to dismantle existing communication codes and to combine some of their elements into structures which can be used to generate new pictures of the world.”1

This body of work utilizes shaped photograms with enamel overlays in an investigation of the levels of meaning generated by conventional signs and symbols. This composite imagery evokes multiple associations and reorders the logical reading of universal signs, investigating them with the potential of ambiguous narratives and a visual language based on individual memory and associations. The work is comprised of familiar images in unfamiliar relationships, hopefully producing a slowed down reception in the viewer and the accumulation of meaning.

Victor Burgin, Between, Blackwell Publishing, 1986.