Wednesday, April 14, 2010

ARTIST I LIKE: JAKE COURTOIS

A good "friend of Colby" has been getting a lot of great work done in his studio lately and he agreed to let me post some photos of his work on the blog. Enjoy and artful Wednesday!


Artist's Statement:
These pieces seek to explore the collection of evidence where little to no material evidence exists. As patterns emerge, so does an accumulated portrait of personal identity. Window screen, essentially a permeable border between exterior and interior environments, acts as a representation of the viewer's fluctuating position on the emic-to-etic spectrum. The use of appropriated imagery from a low-end, vulgar source encourages the idea of elevating these subjects to the more lofty standards of portraiture.

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